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Updated: Break-in suspects nabbed after dog track were trying to steal copper wire

The three men were arrested after overnight break-in at Hydro One site near Clarabelle Road
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Updated Jan. 17 at 11:20 a.m.

Three men suspected of trying to steal copper wire from a Hydro One site on Municipal Road 35 near Clarabelle Road overnight didn't get too far thanks to a K9 (dog) track by Greater Sudbury Police.

Greater Sudbury Police say they were contacted by security at 2:55 a.m. Friday morning, who saw the incident taking place on video surveillance.

The suspects fled the scene after officers arrived at 3 a.m., but one was arrested at 3:20 a.m., another minutes later and the third at 4:45 a.m.

Paramedics checked over the suspects for cold exposure due to the frigid temperatures overnight.

The three men face charges of theft over $5,000, break and enter and mischief.

Original story:

Three men face charges of theft over $5,000, break and enter, and mischief after a break-in at a Hydro One site on Municipal Road 35 near Clarabelle Road overnight.

Greater Sudbury Police said officers responded to a break and enter in progress at 2:54 a.m. Friday morning.

The culprits were tracked down after a K9 (police dog) track. The three suspects were cleared for cold exposure after unsuccessfully trying to flee police.