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Friday, November 9, 2007

 

Copper bandits seize storm opportunity

‘Someone made off with 15 kilometres of copper wire during the power outage caused by post tropical storm Noel, RCMP said Wednesday.

The theft was discovered Tuesday afternoon when power was restored to Pratt and Whitney Drive near the Halifax airport but the lights were still not on.

RCMP said it appears the culprits removed access panels to streetlights, cut the connections and then pulled out the underground copper wires that connect the lights.

The thieves made off with five separate strands of wire, each one three kilometres long.’




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