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Knoxville police searching for man accused of stealing $2,500 in copper wire

Investigators said the suspect stole an estimated $2,500 in copper wires and has already been identified.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers is asking for information on a man Knoxville police said stole four rolls of copper wires from a construction site.

The agency said the theft happened at a construction site near Lincoln Memorial University Tower on April 15 at the old St. Mary's Hospital campus. Investigators said the suspect is believed to have stolen an estimated $2,500 in copper wires.

ETVCS said the suspect has been identified thanks to tips already sent in. The suspect has tattoos on both arms and was driving a 1988 to 2001 Chevrolet Blazer.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165 or can text **TIPS. You can remain anonymous and tips that lead to an arrest may provide a cash reward.

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