Copper crooks cause concern

An increase of copper wire thefts are worrying North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

An increase of copper wire thefts are worrying North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

Thieves are stealing streetlight wire, underground and irrigation wire and other various lighting and antenna wire.

Police are concerned because in the process of stealing the wire, thieves are also leaving live wire exposed.

The rise of copper prices could be one of the contributing factors, police believe.

Police are asking for the public to keep an eye out for this type of activity.

If anyone has information that could assist the police in solving these crimes, or if anyone sees anything deemed suspicious please contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

—Erin DeCoste