Police looking for suspect in scrap metal theft

Posted at 6:16 PM, Aug 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-21 09:39:20-04

BLUFFDALE, Utah -- Bluffdale police hope someone can recognize a man who allegedly stole copper wire from a local business.

According to Officer Nate Harward, Bluffdale PD, the theft occurred on August 16.  Cory Short, the owner of Light Link Communications, told FOX 13 he arrived at work early that day and found  a man loading his company's scrap metal and copper into the bed of a truck.  The incident was captured on surveillance video (above.)

Short said the suspect noticed him and made a quick getaway.

"He seen me and jumped in his truck and backed up and ripped out of here. Hit me on his way out of here. Side-swiped my truck and headed out," Short said.

If you recognize the man in the surveillance video, call Utah Valley Dispatch at 801-794-3970.