Chat with the Chief: Law requires I.D. to sell metals

(CBS42)
(CBS42)

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1367961339&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4047559&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1367961339 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — According to Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper, laws to stop copper and metal thieves seem to be working.

He says the number of churches, homes and businesses hit by people trying to sell stolen metals to scrap yards has dropped significantly.

CBS42’s Sherri Jackson spoke with Chief Roper about the law that requires people to show identification when selling metals.

He says the Birmingham Police are looking for Larry Evan Scott of Fultondale.

He is wanted for theft of property and for giving false information when selling metals.

Anyone with information pertaining to Scott’s whereabouts are encouraged to call (205) 254-7777.

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