Joseph Poprzeczny in Perth writes:
investigating the theft of more than 10-kilometers of overhead electricity wire
which runs adjacent the train route south of the city. Because the
stolen overhead copper wire has surfaced in a scap metal yards police believe
they know the identity of the high wire thief.
who is described as 30-years of age, 175cm tall and medium build, with short
brown hard and missing front teeth is believe to be driving a white 1986 Holden
VL Commodore sedan,” says a Police wanted report.
the value of the wire dismantle from the power posts has reached $85,000,
meaning the thief has certainly found a lucrative source of funds.
concern is the fact that removal the overhead wire is putting motorists at risk
because signalling systems controlling boom gates at railroad intersection cannot
function. If a fatality
results in a death the toothless high wire thief may well find himself facing
more than just robbery charges.