Surveillance uncovers copper ground wiring theft from Brooklyn cell phone tower
Photo: New York Daily News
As reported on April 21 by Joseph Stepansky for the New York Daily News, New York City police are currently "hunting for a thief who ripped off the copper wiring from a cell phone tower in Brooklyn."
According to the reporting, "The approximately 40-year-old man climbed to the roof of a building on 42nd St. near 31st Ave. in Long Island City and removed the copper grounding wires from a Sprint tower, according to police. He then took off, heading south on 42nd St."
The report adds, "Copper scrap sells for around $2.75 a pound. It was not immediately known how much of the lucrative metal the man took, [police] said."
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