Update 2 Appeal for witnesses – copper thefts at Ipswich

Detectives investigating the alleged theft of copper wire from multiple sites across Ipswich are making a public appeal to identify several people who may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Police have today released CCTV captured on Monday November 15 around 1pm at a Champions Way, Willowbank business picturing two of the five people sought.

Two men, pictured, are described as Caucasian in appearance, around 185cm tall, with short brown hair; one wearing a red t-shirt with a full, dark beard and bald patch, and the other wearing distinctive red runners.

Three others, believed to be a man and two women, were also seen at the location obscured by hooded jumpers, scarves and masks.

Police believe these people were in the company of a 38-year-old Silkstone man, arrested last week and subsequently charged by Ipswich Detectives with 72 stealing offences.

Since October, public and private properties had been specifically targeted for copper wire. The locations targeted include sporting clubs, energy infrastructure and private residences in the greater Ipswich area.


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