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Man Sought in Theft of $85,000 Worth of Street Lights

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LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Marshals are looking for a man who allegedly stole more than $85,000 worth of decorative sidewalk lights along Fourth Street.

Antwon Maurice Simmons, 31, is wanted in connection with the crimes. His accomplice, Michael Payne, 47, was arrested July 12 on multiple charges connected to the case.

Over the last few weeks, it is believed Simmons and Payne were trying to sell the brass pieces of the lights to various recyclers including SA Recycling. Employees at SA Recycling thought the pieces were suspicious and contacted authorities.

The lights were installed in the 1990s to illuminate trees along Fourth Street between Colorado and Bridger avenues.

Simmons is described as black, 6-foot, 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is said to frequent sports books and may be with a woman.

Anyone with information about Simmons is asked to contact investigators at 229-3223 or mmccoy@lasvegasnevada.gov.

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