Police arrested three suspected burglars after a contractor called 911 to report he saw them stealing copper from a construction site in Westport on Monday afternoon, according to police.
Hector Luis Ramirez, 47, Yero Walker, 32, and Rolex Webb, 18, all from Bridgeport, were standing outside a UHAUL near 10 Debra Lane when police arrived to investigate the 911 call from a contractor tasked with demolishing the home.
The contractor called police at 3:44 p.m on Monday, reporting that he saw three men breaking into the house when he arrived to do the job, police said. At the time of the 911 call, the contractor told police the men were in the basement cutting copper pipes to sell the metal at scrap yards.
It is unclear at this time whether the men were using the UHAUL in the burglary incident and how much the estimated value was of the copper piping the contractor said they stole.
Ramirez, Walker and Webb were charged with third-degree burglary, which is a felony, as well as misdemeanor charges of sixth-degree larceny and possession of burglary tools.