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Copper Burglary Suspect Arrested at Boyle Heights Business

(CNS) – A burglary suspect was arrested Oct. 8 while allegedly trying to steal copper from a Boyle Heights metal supply company, authorities said.

The suspect was caught at M-5 Steel Manufacturing at 1450 Mirasol St., said Sgt. Rick Columbia, of the Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Station.

The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, will be booked on suspicion of commercial burglary, Columbia said.

Officers searched the building for a couple of hours, but no other suspects were found. A witness at the scene said the business has been burglarized before, and copper was the target.