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Man in Custody After Construction Site, RV Theft

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    Construction Site Thief

    A suspected construction site thief is caught after Chula Vista police say he stole an RV, crashed it through a fence and left a trail of damaged cars in his wake. NBC 7's Omari Fleming has more. (Published Saturday, April 13, 2019)

    A man is in custody after he was suspected of stealing from a construction site, then crashing through a gate in a stolen RV in Chula Vista.

    The suspect broke into the construction site of the Urban Luxury Apartments around 8 a.m. Saturday morning by using a ladder and climbing a fence. 

    A worker who showed up to the construction site noticed that one of their trucks had been loaded with copper and other items, that did not belong in the bed of that truck.

    The same worker then saw the suspect in a nearby RV. As he approached the suspect in the RV, the man took off.

    "As he's taking the motorhome, the owner of the motorhome drives up and sees the guy and the guy just went barrelling around the job site and crashed through the gate, and took off," aid Wyatt, a witness. 

    The RV was found after the suspect tried to drive it into an apartment complex, where he hit four parked cars off of Center St.

    Officers arrived on foot and arrested the man who was found hiding inside the Center Towers Apartments.