Man charged over attempted copper theft

Police have charged a 33-year-old Mill Park man, after an alleged attempt to steal copper from a Tottenham business site last Friday.

It is alleged a man with a firearm was attempting to steal copper from a business in Olympia Drive when he was confronted by staff at about 9.30am on Friday December 28.

Footscray detectives have charged a 33-year-old Mill Park man with possessing a fiream, theft, burglary and assault-related offences.

The man has been bailed to appear at the Sunshine Magistrates' Court at a later date.

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