Honolulu police arrest two men for stealing copper in Pearl City

Two suspected copper thieves are behind bars tonight.

Police say they tried to steal from a construction contractor around 5:30 Saturday morning.

Police say one man took items out of a storage area, while the other man served as the lookout.

48-year-old Robert Bryan and 32-year-old Jerel Cayaban were arrested near the intersection of Kuala Street and Kamehameha Highway.

They were booked for theft and copper theft.

Charges are pending.

§708-835.7 Theft of copper. (1) A person commits the offense of theft of copper if the person commits theft of copper that weighs a pound or more, but not including legal tender of the United States.
(2) Theft of copper is a class C felony.

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