Man Caught Stealing From Harlem Construction Site

A man was arrested for pilfering materials from a construction site amid a rash of similar thefts in the neighborhood, police said. 

David Baker, 48, was caught by a security guard from Arco Management Corporation who witnessed him hopping a construction fence to swipe scrap metal from a site at 2253 Third Ave. on June 5, 2017, around 5:50 p.m., police and prosecutors said.

The thief took the metal and threw it over the fence before placing it in a cart, court records show.

Baker also admitted to stealing copper piping from a church at 47 E. 129th Street in Harlem, in April, prosecutors said.

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