FREMONT — Police are looking for a man who made off with a 5,600-pound spool of copper wire from a Pacific Gas and Electric storage yard in Fremont.
The copper that was stolen on Sunday was valued at more than $25,000.
Police tell the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/ZW6VrX) the man stole a forklift from a nearby construction site, drove it through a fence at the storage yard and used it to load the spool of copper onto a flatbed truck. He then drove away.
The forklift was still running when officers arrived at the scene around 7 a.m. Sunday.
Police have released a vague description of the suspect, but have not identified him.