Copper thieves sought; $5000 reward

Copper thieves sought; $5000 reward

Thieves have been stealing copper wiring from light poles and junction boxes in Kentucky. 94,000 feet have been stolen in the Louisville-area alone.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the thieves who have caused hundreds of rounds of dollars in damage.

“Stealing copper is a crime that victimizes all Kentucky taxpayers,” KYTC Secretary Jim Gray said in a release. “Stolen wiring has to be replaced, broken lighting systems have to be repaired, and it’s the taxpayers who are left with the bill.”

The Kentucky Department of Homeland Security is trying to spread the word that these thieves are endangering drivers and costing taxpayers massive amounts of money.

Anyone who has information should call the KYTC Inspector General at 502-330-7506.

Images courtesy of the KYTC.

Billy Mosley, Lead Reporter for The Kentucky Daily

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