Crime Stoppers October 2: Copper thief strikes Leeds business



Between March and August of this year, a Leeds business on the 8100 block of Churchill Avenue has been the victim of copper theft.

August 22nd and 23rd, the suspect, whose picture is posted to the right of this story, stole more than $120,000 worth of copper from Hubbell Incorporated. A picture of what the copper looks like is also posted to the right of this story.

"It's a white male. The two shots we've got of him are both wearing a black t-shirts and jeans," said Sgt. Brian Allison. "The one on the 22nd doesn't look like he's wearing a hat, but on the 23rd, he's wearing a white ball cap."

Although Crime Stoppers doesn't have a clear picture of the suspect, authorities believe someone knows something. Your tips keep our community safer, so make the right call. You will always remain anonymous.

TO PROVIDE A TIP ON THE CASE: You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime at (205) 254-7777.

Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word "CRIMES." Or if you prefer to send an encrypted tip online, go to and click on the "submit an online tip" link.

No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous. Each tipster receives a private code number. If an arrest is made based on an individual's tip, the tipster can use the code number to claim a cash reward.

Crime Stoppers cannot call tipsters to testify in court.

Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a partnership between local law enforcement, the Birmingham Business Alliance and ABC 33/40. Together, our goal is to make our community a safer place to live and work.