Police Bust Akron Copper Thieves

Robert Deppert
Robert Deppert
John Belka
John Belka

Akron, OH - Police have nabbed two copper thieves in Akron.

It happened early Tuesday morning at a home on Polk Avenue.

19 Action News has learned the men - 28-year-old Robert Deppert and 30-year-old John Belka - were found hiding in the basement behind the furnace when police arrived.

It appears the suspects broke into the vacant home to steal the copper piping.

The Akron men have been charged with breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools and obstructing official business.