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Copper wire thieves caught in Innisfail

Two individuals are facing charges after attempting to steal copper wire from a business in a rural area in Innisfail.

RCMP arrived on the scene of the theft at around 8:40 p.m. Sunday night, but the suspects had fled the area. With evidence gathered from the scene and from witnesses, the suspect vehicle was located a short time later at a motel in Innisfail. After a search of the motel, police recovered copper wire and break-in tools and the suspects were arrested.

Both individuals will appear in Red Deer Provincial Court in September.