10.20AM: A MAN has been arrested attempting to carry valuable copper pipe from a Wangaratta building site.
Police picked up the Melbourne man on Newman Street late on Wednesday night after receiving a tip off.
He will be taken to Wodonga police station today.
Constable Scott Bradley from Wangaratta police said the Melbourne man, 50, was looking for a way to transport the pipe before he was caught.
“He didn’t have a car but he was looking for a way to transport (the copper),” Constable Bradley said.
“It would have quite heavy.”
The man has been charged with trespassing and theft.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to call Wangaratta police on (03) 5723 0888.