Bosnian Scrap Metal Thief Steals Iron Bridge
[An Nahar] A Bosnian scrap metal dealer raised his sights from stealing and illegally selling metal drain covers and made off with an entire iron bridge, local police in the northeast of the country said Friday.
"A few hours after we were informed about this most unusual crime we cooled for a few years
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a suspect, a man of 29, at his home," Mile Jurosevic of the police in Brcko in northeast Bosnia said.
"We also found in the courtyard in front of his house the metal structure of the bridge, cut in two to make it easier to transport."
He said that the bridge, which is 12 meters (40 feet) long and weighs several tonnes, was stolen on Wednesday night at Dizdarusa, a suburb of Brcko.
"The metal structure was unscrewed from its base and dragged several meters (yards) to the nearest road" before being loaded on to a truck, he said.
The bridge was in a farming area through which a small river runs and was regularly used by several families to reach their fields, Zejneba Pasalic, a locausl woman, told the press.
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