"I don't understand why they are trying to blame us": Victim of copper theft on police response

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"I don't understand why they are trying to blame us": Victim of copper theft on police response

CREATED Feb. 1, 2013

Reporter: Alexis Fernandez

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - It's been six days since a copper thief or thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of electrical wires from a mobile home park in South Tucson.

Since then, Lt. Jeff Inorio with South Tucson Police Department has been on the lookout.

"Spoke to alleged suspect, he heard some rumbling during that day... I believe and came over to the police department saying he might be named as a suspect. He was very cooperative, no indication he was involved," he said.

But according to Jay Amin, owner of Arizona Motel and Trailer Park, police do know who the suspect is.

"I'm giving them the details, description of the person who is responsible for that. Why don't they want to go out and investigate and go into details," he said.

And Amin says police aren't doing anything about it.

"We take every call seriously and would be by type of follow up in any type of call. Unfortunately scrap metal calls are tough cases to solve," he said.

Lt. Inorio says it's an area known for copper thefts.

"Unfortunately some of the clientele that he's attracting are some of our problem," he said.

But Amin says, the police should take care of the problem.
  
"I don't understand why they are trying to blame us all the time when it is their responsibility to go ahead and protect us from all these evil people," said Amin.

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