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Copper thieves caught by alert neighbors


Springfield – Thanks to alert neighbors, three men are arrested after a copper theft and burglary.


Police arrested Thomas Zepp, 27, Steven Zepp, 32, and Steven Bramblett, 27, for the burglary of a vacant home in the 1600 block of North 19th Street.


Witnesses saw the men carrying large bags with construction tools and copper pipe stolen from the home. Police say the three sold over 130 pounds of copper to local salvage yard over the past two months.


Police continue to follow up on other cases in the area.

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