Transient Arrested On Suspicion Of Stealing Copper Wire

BELMONT – A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stealing copper wire from a vacant building in Belmont on Friday morning, police said.

Officers responded to a report of suspicious people behind a vacant office building on Davis Drive around 9 a.m. Arriving officers found two male transients and one of them, later identified as transient Donald Robb, was found to be a suspect in a copper wire theft at the same building earlier this month, according to police.

The officers later found another transient at the scene, police said. Heavy gauge copper wire valued at more than $1,000 was taken from the building and found nearby, according to police.

Robb was arrested and booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of burglary and possession of burglary tools, police said. The other two transients were questioned and released from the scene pending further investigation, according to police.

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