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Subway burglar steals copper and tools from MTA construction areas at Chambers Street station in Manhattan

Photo courtesy of NYPD

The NYPD is searching for information pertaining to suspect who was caught on camera breaking into a construction zone within the Chambers Street Station on July 4 and steal $19,500 worth of supplies and tools from a contractor for the MTA.

It was not until July 6 that an employee for the contractor discovered the missing equipment and cops found that the suspect had broken through a plywood barrier to access a spool of copper wire and a catalog of tools before boarding a northbound J train.

According to NYPD, the incident happened at around 7 a.m. and the suspect used a crowbar to enter two different locked rooms to gain access to the grinders, drills, bits, saws, leveling lasers, levels, batteries, wrenches, two-way radios, a multi-meter, and socket sets which he made a clean getaway with.

A video below depicts the suspect as he stands on the platform of the J train with what looks to be a garbage bag with items in it.

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