Copper thieves caught in the act

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WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A Westport contractor is being credited for catching some thieves who were trying to steal copper from the site he was working at.

Police received a call yesterday around 3:45p.m., from a contractor responsible for demolishing a home at 10 Debra lane. The caller said he had just arrived to the job site and found three men had broken into the residence and were in the basement cutting out copper pipes.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the three suspects near a U-HAUL rental truck, that was being blocked in from the caller’s truck. The three suspects were arrested and have been identified as 47-year-old Hector Luis Ramirez, 32-year-old Yero Walker, and 18-year-old Rolex Webb, all from Bridgeport.

All three are facing a list of charges that include a felony. They were each charged with third degree burglary – a felony, 6th degree larceny- a misdemeanor, and possession of burglary tools- also a misdemeanor.

Ramirez, Walker and Webb are each being held on $25,000 bond. They will face a judge in Norwalk on August 13th.

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