Police arrest two accused of stealing copper tubing from former hospital

Sarnia Police say two men, a 31-year-old and a 41-year-old, both from Sarnia, have been charged with theft after allegedly stealing copper tubing taken from the former Sarnia General Hospital site.

Officers, patrolling the area due to ongoing concerns of trespassing at the former hospital, saw two men known to them pulling a cart with two large hockey bags full of what turns out to be the copper tubing.

The incident occurred last Wednesday, January 20 just after 4 p.m.

When the suspects noticed the police officers they immediately dropped the cart they were pulling and began walking away from the area. The officers were able to arrest one of the suspects at the time while the other one fled from the area.

One of the suspects was also charged with being in possession of break and enter tools. A second suspect was arrested on January 25.

Both are charged with break and enter and theft under $5,000.

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