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Shots fired during attempted metal theft

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The Madera County Sheriff’s Department’s Ag Crimes Unit is investigating an attempted metal theft on Avenue 9 and Road 33 where suspects fired a gun at the victim before fleeing, authorities said.

Two men were attempting to steal five metal pipes, valued at $100 each, Wednesday and shot at the victim when the theft was interrupted, sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.

The two were seen fleeing in a truck bearing Texas license plates. It’s described as a newer model silver pickup with a chrome strip along the bottom.

One suspect is described as a white male with blonde hair in his late 20s. He is about 5’5” or 5’7” tall and was wearing a gray shirt with black writing...


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