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Police nab suspect in theft of copper from church in Reading

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Sep 09 2013 04:43:18 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 10 2013 06:40:38 AM CDT

Reading police said they've caught the vandal who stole copper from a church.

READING, Pa. -

Reading police said they've caught the vandal who stole copper from a church.

Jesse Datil, 40, of Reading, stole the copper out of air conditioning units at St. Mark's United Church of Christ on West Greenwich Street.

Datil is facing charges that include theft and receiving stolen property.

Church leaders say they think it will cost them $60,000 to replace the damaged units.