Police have charged a man and woman over the theft of a large amount of copper wire in Seven Hills.
About 12.15am on Sunday, June 3, Blacktown police patrol stopped a Ford Falcon to conduct random breath test on Station Road, Seven Hills.
While the breath test was being conducted on the 46-year-old female driver, police noticed the entire rear seat was covered in copper wiring.
Police searched the rest of the vehicle and found the boot also full of copper wires and a back pack containing a hacksaw, gloves, wire cutters, bolt cutters and a torch.
Officers arrested the woman and a 44-year-old man who was also inside the car.
Police believe the copper wire had only recently been cut and forced from a building’s plaster walls but at this stage the location of the theft is unknown.
The pair has been charged with goods in custody and conditionally bailed to appear at Blacktown Local Court on Thursday, June 21.
Police are appealing for anyone with information about recent copper thefts in the area to contact Blacktown Local Area Command or Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.