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Thief climbs tower for copper wire

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DULUTH, Minn. - About 900 feet of copper wire is missing from a 360-foot cell phone tower in Duluth, thanks to a gutsy thief.

Police say the suspect or suspects climbed the tower, which is as long as the entire length of a football field.


Duluth police investigator Trudie Thompson says she thinks the thief had some knowledge of the tower. The theft happened within the past two weeks and was reported Thursday.

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