HPD: Suspected copper thief caught red-handed at CenterPoint power substation in southwest Houston

HOUSTON

It happened around 3am at the CenterPoint Energy substation at Wakeforest in southwest Houston.

According to investigators, the suspect cut a hole in a fence and went to work cutting wires.

Police were alerted after surveillance monitors went off, and they surrounded the location.

Officials said the suspect surrendered without incident. Police recovered some tools and cut wires.

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