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West Sac man, 61, arrested for suspected copper theft
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WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - The West Sacramento Police Dept. arrested 61-year-old Robert Joyce of West Sacramento on Thursday in connection to a copper theft at a commercial business.

Sgt. Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Dept. said officers contacted Joyce during an enforcement stop and noticed he was in possession of copper pipe and power tools. At the time of the stop, a report had been filed for a copper theft at a local business, said Steele.

A subsequent investigation revealed that Steele was in possession of stolen property from two recent commercial burglaries in which copper piping and other items were stolen, Steele said.

The loss and damages to the businesses were estimated at $20,000.

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