Police hoping to speak with woman who tried to sell 100 pounds of copper

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Authorities in Oklahoma City are searching for a woman who acted suspiciously when trying to sell copper to a metal recycler.

Officials say a woman went to the Standard Iron and Metal Company near Reno and Lottie and tried to sell nearly 100 pounds of copper last week.

"Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect,” Officer Megan Morgan, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said. "She entered a local metal recyclers store and she tried to sell about 100 pounds of copper.”

When an employee questioned the woman about the copper, investigators say she left the scene in a maroon 2007 Grand Marquis.

The employee told police that he remembered seeing a bulletin about a copper theft in the 400 block of S. Broadway, and said the copper appeared to match what was in the bulletin.

"When the employee recognized this was possibly some stolen copper and questioned her a little bit further, the woman took off. She left her driver’s license there,” Morgan said.

Investigators say the woman gave the employee a license, which turned out to be stolen.

Now, authorities want to speak with the woman.

"Unfortunately, metal theft, in general, is actually a common crime. Our metal theft unit is working with local retailers trying to get them to become a little more strict in following with the compliance checks that they're supposed to perform every time somebody tries to sell metal. Fortunately, this business was doing their due diligence,” Morgan said.

If you have any information on her, call CrimeStoppers at (405) 235-7300.

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