$5K Reward offered for info on copper theft at 5 substations
$5K reward offered for info on copper theft at five Maritime Electric substations.
The five substations that have been vandalized are located in Lorne Valley, West St. Peter’s, Dingwells Mills, Scotchfort and Souris.
Maritime Electric spokesperson Kim Griffin says it’s important people know the dangers of breaking into the substation where there is high-voltage electricity.
“They’re cutting out the copper and we’re losing the grounding in the substation. We really want to find out what’s going on and who’s doing this. Not only are they putting themselves at huge risk but also our employees.”
Last week, power had to be shut off to more than 12,000 customers while crews repaired damage caused by the copper thefts.
The $5,000 reward is being offered through PEI Crime Stoppers. Anyone with information can contact RCMP, local police or Crime Stoppers online or by phone at 1-800-222-8477.
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