Surveillance uncovers copper ground wiring theft from Brooklyn cell phone tower

Apr 22nd, 2015
Surveillance shows thief tearing copper ground wiring from Brooklyn cell phone tower
Surveillance shows thief tearing copper ground wiring 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."

See also:Cell tower copper thieves targeted 911 video cameras

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