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Thieves make off with $20K in copper wire

Wires were cut down from PPL wires, police say.

DELANO TWP., Pa. - Police are looking for some thieves who aren't afraid of heights.

According to a news release, thieves cut down around 14 spans of copper neutral wires from PPL's main power line network near Interstate 81 in Delano Township in Schuylkill County.

The theft happened sometime between Tuesday and Thursday.

The total lengths of the wires were estimated between 2500 and 3000 feet, and damages were estimated at more than $20,000.

Police said leads are being pursued, but anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call state police at Frackville.

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