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Webb City Police say help from observant citizen has led to two arrests and charges in recent metal thefts

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Webb City Police say help from an observant citizen has led to two arrests and charges in recent thefts of nearly $28,000 worth of metal plumbing fittings.


The materials were stolen from a city public works building at 122 S. Hall Street in two separate incidences over the past couple weeks.


Suspects, 22-year-old Aron Scot Anderson and 20-year-old Thomas Allen McHenry, Jr., were arrested Thursday night at the 300 block of S. Hall Street.


Police received the call from a concerned citizen who saw the suspects loading their vehicle and followed them to a metal salvage shop.


Police say they appreciate the citizen taking the initiative to call.


"Oh, it was very helpful," said Sergeant Mike Malone, Webb City Police Department.  "We need more people to be involved and call us when they see something, even if it turns out to be something normal, if they think it is something suspicious, call us and we'd rather go check it out than not."


The Webb City Police Department is continuing to investigate whether anyone else is involved.

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