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Verizon offers up $10,000 to catch Southern California copper cable thieves

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Verizon offers up $10,000 to catch Southern California copper cable thieves

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We’re now not positive what the going price is for copper wiring, however it will have to be top sufficient that anyone may possibility their freedom to try to scouse borrow it. That’s the location Verizon Wireless is dealing with down in Southern California the place any person (or a gaggle of people) has been making their approach from town to town, stealing Verizon’s copper communications cables alongside the best way.

Verizon says that over 16,000 ft of copper cable has been stolen over the last 6 months, with probably the most up to date of 16 incidents happening final week on June twenty second. The end result has been outages in those spaces, every now and then lasting so long as a few days till carrier may well be restored. Margaret Serjack, Verizon California’s area president made the next observation:

“These thefts now not best disconnect our consumers from the telephone and on-line products and services they rely on on a daily basis, additionally they endanger the groups the place they are living via severing a communications hyperlink to emergency products and services all of us rely on in occasions of concern. We won't tolerate those planned and malicious acts towards our consumers and our communications community.”

The thefts have befell across the towns of Hesperia and Victorville in San Bernardino County, in addition to Stanley Baldwin Park in Los Angeles County, and the group of Thermal in Riverside County. Verizon is providing up to $10,000 to someone with knowledge prime to the arrest and prosecution of those copper bandits. You can touch Verizon Security at 1-800-997-3287; or Deputy S. Oakleaf with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department at 760-248-7655.

[Verizon]

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