Copper theft in East Melbourne

Sean Car

Melbourne Tasking Unit officers are appealing for public assistance after $20,000 worth of copper was stolen from a building site in East Melbourne last month.

It is believed two drums of copper were stolen from the construction site on Victoria Parade about 2.15am on Wednesday, July 20.

Investigators have been told two men attended the site in an older model Ford ute and stole the drums before fleeing towards Melbourne West.

Police have released CCTV and images of two men and a ute that may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Officers are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

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