Fiber-optic cable thief captured on CCTV, remains at large

Thief made a 4:00-am fiber-optic cable heist at a windfarm in the U.K.

Gwent Police provided this CCTV image of a fiber-optic cable thief, who took approximately 10,000 pounds worth of cable from a windfarm in Phillipstown.
Gwent Police provided this CCTV image of a fiber-optic cable thief, who took approximately 10,000 pounds worth of cable from a windfarm in Phillipstown.

United Kingdom news outlet ITV has reported that authorities are searching for a thief who took £10,000 worth of fiber-optic cable earlier this year.

The unidentified thief was captured on CCTV surveillance at approximately 4:00 am on Wednesday, June 1, at a windfarm in Phillipstown.

In the CCTV image, provided to ITV by Gwent Police and reproduced here, the man is seen removing the fiber-optic cable from what looks like a shipping container. An Audi A3 with its trunk open is backed up to the container.

Police in Gwent are interested in speaking with anyone who has information about the theft.

You can read ITV’s report here.

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