Thanks to tips provided by the public, Anchorage police believe they have the bicycle-riding suspect responsible for stealing copper wire and gas from the Nestle warehouse, according to an updated release issued Friday.

They did not identify the suspect because official charges had not been filed, but, police said, “we anticipate being able to do so in the near future.”

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Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect who they believe is responsible for stealing copper wire and gas from an Anchorage warehouse.

The suspect, according to police, allegedly stole “a large amount of refrigerator cable” from a truck parked at the Nestle Warehouse on Arctic Spur Rd. sometime around 12 a.m. Tuesday.

Police also believe the same suspect stole gasoline from trucks parked at the facility in December, according to a release sent out Tuesday.

“During each incident, the male was seen arriving on a bicycle with an attached trailer,” police wrote in the release.

Police describe the suspect as a 6-foot-tall white male, about 180 pounds. If you have any information, you are asked to call APD at 786-8900 or Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.

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Courtesy Anchorage Police

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