Reward Offered After UNR Copper Theft

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RENO, NV - Secret Witness is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of whomever stole spools of copper wire from the University of Nevada campus.

Police say Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6:39PM, the construction area in the married student’s housing, near Evans Road and Enterprise Road, was burglarized, resulting in a loss of more than $22,000. Taken were two spools of copper wire. One of the spools of 4/0 gauge copper wire weighed abouty 3,000 pounds and was valued at approximately $14,388. The second spool of 1/0 gauge copper wire weighed 1,200 pounds and was valued at approximately $7,624.

The UNR Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the thief or theives. Anyone having information relating to this crime is asked to contact the UNR Police Department at 784-4013, or Secret Witness at 322-4900 or, or you can text your tip to 847 411 (TIP 411) Keyword - SW.