Recognize these cars? Authorities say they may be linked to copper theft west of Delray Beach

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Authorities are asking for the public's help in nabbing thieves who stole more than 20 rolls of insulated copper wire from the Solid Waste Authority construction site west of Delray Beach in April.

The theft happened Tuesday, April 19 just before 2 p.m.

Witnesses told Palm Beach County Sheriff's investigators they saw a gray Dodge pickup truck speeding away from the construction site on State Road 7. They could see the spools of copper wire in the truck's bed.

Now, investigators have snapshots of two cars as they enter Florida's Turnpike at Atlantic Avenue just before the crime at 1:49 p.m. and getting off the turnpike at Sample Road in Pompano Beach shortly after at 2:03 p.m. They believe the cars may be tied to the thefts.

One car is maroon and appears to be a late model Mercury Grand Marquis, with a sunroof, chrome wheels and possibly dual exhaust. The gray pickup truck appears to be a 1994 - 2002 Dodge Ram with stock wheels, according to information released by the Sheriff's office Thursday.

If anyone can identify these vehicles they are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-458-TIPS end_of_the_skype_highlighting, text to or email to

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