ALTON - A man out on bail from an attempted burglary charge is a suspect in last week's raiding of copper water pipes from a part of the former Days Inn motel not being demolished.
Alton police were searching for the 50-year-old man for questioning this week. As of Thursday, authorities had not located him or charged him with an offense. If the suspect is charged, his name will be published.
The burglary is just the latest incident at the building, part of which is being demolished in preparation for renovation and an addition. Plans are to build a second motel, a Hampton Inn, at the rear of the site.
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