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Pair caught in act stealing copper roof tiles 


Two men were caught in the act of removing copper from the roof of a congress centre in Puerto de la Cruz.

The suspects, aged 33 and 42, were arrested by the National Police in the early hours of the morning.

The alert was raised at 4am when two people were seen with pliers on the roof of the building.

The two men ran off when they spotted the police but were caught after a short chase. Various tools were found, including gloves, pliers and short scissors, which were used to remove the copper tiles.

Later investigations revealed the pair had been doing this at the same venue since November 2016 and had sold about a ton of copper to a scrap metal merchants.