June 22, 2011
Telephone wires stolen right off the poles
By QMI Agency
Police say "brazen thieves" have stolen about 300 metres of live telephone wire right off the poles in Prince George, B.C.
The theft was reported to police just before 3 p.m. Monday. It appears the thieves climbed the poles and cut the line with bolt cutters, RCMP said.
Damages, loses and repair costs are expected to be worth thousands of dollars.
Police said there have been several reports of wire thefts in recent weeks, likely due to the copper inside the wires, which can often be sold for cash due to a rise in copper use in other countries, such as China and India.