Chemainus woman arrested in copper theft

North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP. - file
North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP.
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Quinsam Coal employees apprehended a woman who tried to steal $15,000 worth of copper wire from the Campbell River-area mine last Thursday.

It was just around 8:30 a.m. when the workers caught the woman in the act. She was riding an all-terrain vehicle that had been stolen out of Nanaimo and had already bundled up the copper wire when she was nabbed. However, a male accomplice fled on foot and a search by the police dog failed to pick up his track.

A 34-year-old Chemainus woman is facing charges of break and enter, and possession of stolen property over $5,000. She is due to appear in Campbell River provincial court on April 22. Mounties are still trying to identify and arrest the male suspect.

—Campbell River Mirror

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