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Philly Man Steals Aluminum, Busted by GPS

Brian Pierson, 40, admitted to stealing aluminum forms from a construction site in Montgomery Township on three occasions in July. The construction company owner hid a GPS in the forms to catch the thief

A Philadelphia man who admitted to stealing aluminum forms from a Montgomery Township construction site was ultimately apprehended by a GPS device hidden in the forms.

Brian Pierson, 40, of Spring Garden Street, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to 11½ to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty to felony theft, according to The Times Herald.

Pierson must also serve three years’ probation and pay $13,295 in restitution to J. M. Pereira & Sons of Langhorne, Bucks County, according to the article.

Carl Pereira hid a GPS tracking device in an aluminum construction form at the 100 Destiny Way, Montgomery Township, construction site, according to the article. The GPS was hidden by Pereira after an initial theft of aluminum on July 17, 2012.

Pierson committed two more thefts at the site on July 21 and July 23, according to the article.

The GPS tracked the location of the stolen aluminum to a Philadelphia scrap yard, according to the article. Video surveillance showed Pierson selling the aluminum to the scrap yard on July 21, according to the article.

Read more on Pierson’s conviction at this link

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