An alert citizen who spotted something suspicious along Tacoma’s waterfront Wednesday night helped police nab two men suspected of trying to steal nearly $100,000 in metal.
Tacoma police said the men, who were wearing hard hats and orange vests, we spotted loading items into a large truck and trailer near a railroad yard at north 31st and Carr.
Police said the activity appeared suspicious because the men were working between 8-9 p.m. when the yard is usually closed.
Police were called and officers arrived to find the two loading large amounts of metal.
Officers held the men at the scene until a railroad yardmaster arrived and told them the men were not railroad employees.
Both were taken into custody on charges of first-degree theft.
The metal that was loaded onto the men’s trailer is valued from $75,000-$100,000.
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