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Man accused of stealing copper from Hot Springs hotel

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 30, 2013 at 11:19 a.m.

— Authorities say a man was arrested on felony charges after a security guard reported he caught him stealing copper wire from a vacant hotel in downtown Hot Springs.

Police say a security guard was making a routine check at the Majestic Hotel on Monday afternoon when he reportedly saw three people near a pickup with the bed full of insulated copper wiring.

The Sentinel-Record reported that the guard called police, and two of the people fled.

A third man was arrested on charges of commercial burglary and theft of scrap metal.

Police say the truck contained about 1,500 pounds of copper wiring, valued at $6,000.

Authorities believe the wiring was removed the breaker room at the Majestic Hotel.

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TheBatt says... January 30, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

While I am truly disappointed the Majestic has been allowed to fall into such horrible condition, thieves just make it even harder to find someone to buy and restore that once "Majestic" venue.

And for $6000 worth of copper, they likely did $50k or more in damage.

I would look closely at this guy- such brazen copper theft likely is a regular part of his and his buddy's lives. Wonder how many AC units they have ripped off, how many construction site burglaries, etc. they have pulled off.

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NoodleOne says... January 30, 2013 at 12:34 p.m.

Too bad it wasn't energized when they made that first cut.

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NONSHEEPLE says... January 30, 2013 at 12:58 p.m.

agree with noodle

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Bart says... January 30, 2013 at 5:15 p.m.

The police should learn where the thieves were selling this wire and grab that crook!

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