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Alert citizen helps nab copper theft suspect
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A suspect trying to steal copper from a downtown office was spotted by an alert citizen and stopped by police.

Metro Police say a citizen saw the suspect stealing copper from the US Vets building near East Bonanza Road and Las Vegas Boulevard July 26.  

The next day the same citizen saw the same suspect near Bonanza Road and Eastern Avenue. The citizen notified police.

Police arrested 36-year-old Jason Samuel Larussa on unrelated charges. During the investigation, detectives were able to connect Larussa to the copper theft at the US Vets building.

Larussa is facing charges of theft of scrap metal, buying/possessing/receiving stolen property and burglary.  

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