Suspect identified in Menasha electrical part thefts

This surveillance image released June 23, 2014, by Menasha police shows the suspect in several recent thefts of fuse blocks for central air conditioning units.
This surveillance image released June 23, 2014, by Menasha police shows the suspect in several recent thefts of fuse blocks for central air conditioning units.

Update: Menasha police say they have identified the suspect in several recent thefts of fuse blocks for central air conditioning units. Investigators say the man admitted to stealing the parts. An arrest is forthcoming.

MENASHA – Police are recommending people lock all exterior power boxes after a rash of thefts.

Fuse blocks for central air conditioning units (click here for an image of a similar unit) are being targeted, police say. Thieves want them because of the high price of copper.

Investigators released surveillance images of a suspect in several of the fuse box thefts. They say it appears to be a man in his 50s who wears glasses and is balding with longer hair in the back. He is wearing a tie-dyed t-shirt, shorts and sandals. He may be riding a white bicycle with a red bag on the handlebars.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (920) 967-3500 or Crimestoppers at (920) 231-8477, email police@ci.menasha.wi.us or send a text message beginning with “IGOTYA” to 274637.

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