A COMPANY has offered a £10,000 reward in exchange for information about a spate of copper thefts.
Pylons and sub-stations have been plundered for copper around the region - we reported on an incident in Hockley Heath only last month.
In the dead of night, foolish thieves had scaled the pylons and cut power cables in Warings Green Road.
120 metres of cable were stolen in the incident, which happened around midnight on June 2.
It’s one of several similar thefts where crooks have risked life and limb to get their hands on the metal.
Now Western Power Distribution are offering a substantial reward in the hope of bringing the thieves to justice.
Previously they had put up £5000 for information but this week they doubled the figure
Peter Lowe, security manager, said the copper thefts could plunge whole streets into darkness.
“On almost every occasion, the thieves have struck, innocent customers have lost their electricity supplies for several hours,” he said.
Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.