EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCONSTELLIUM COPPER THEFT
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State Police Say Two Tons Of Copper Stolen From Ravenswood Plant
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Videographer: Bob Aaron
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Reported: Dec. 5, 2012 9:09 AM EST
Updated: Dec. 5, 2012 6:12 PM EST
Ravenswood , Jackson County , West Virginia
West Virginia State Police are warning manufacturers to review security procedures after two men posing as contractors drove out of a plant with two tons of stolen copper worth $15,000.
Trooper C.A. May said workers at the Constellium Rolled Products Plant in Ravenswood didn't suspect the men were thieves. They even loaded the scrap copper onto the men's pickup truck.
May told the Charleston Daily Mail that Constellium sells scrap copper known as copper chops regularly. One of the men told the security guard at the gate that he was supposed to pick up an order. He used a fake license and identification to obtain a pass into the plant.
A Constellium spokeswoman declined to comment on the theft.
The theft occurred last Friday. No arrests have been made. The suspects were described as two Hispanic males and are driving a white Ford F-350 four-door pickup with tan trim. The truck also has been spotted in Roane County.
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