Cleveland Scrap Thieves Steal $500,000 in Metal

The leader of the Cleveland Police Environmental task force reports scrap metal thieves are now targeting local businesses, stealing more than $500,000 in metal from more than a dozen locations over the past several months.
Sergeant Andrew Ezzo told News 5 in some cases employees steal metal from their own employers and take the items to one of Cuyahoga County’s 27 scrap yards to make a quick buck.
Ezzo said Cleveland Police have an arrest warrant out 47-year-old Brian Douse, who’s been charged with grand theft after he allegedly took tens of thousands of dollars in aluminum sheets from his employer Steeltech Products.

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