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More Copper Thefts From Government Sites

Police are investigating the theft of $4,651 worth of copper pipes and fittings from the construction site of the new government building in Grand Bahama.

Assistant Superintendent Hector Delva said the copper was stolen from a trailer at the Mall Road site between 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and 8:00 a.m. yesterday.

Meanwhile, efforts by the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas (BCB) to get the AM 1540 back up suffered a setback Tuesday morning when thieves attempted to steal copper wire from the BCB’s South Beach transmitter site.

BCB?chairman Michael Moss told The Nassau Guardian thieves cut a large number of the copper radios surrounding fields at the site.

In September, two employees of the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) were arrested and charged with stealing copper wire from the same South Beach site, knocking out the transmission signal to the AM 1540 radio.

“The police would also like to issue a strong warning to persons who are purchasing these stolen items that when they are caught they will be held criminally liable for several criminal violations, including aiding and abetting the offense of stealing and also receiving stolen goods,” said ASP Delva.

Source: Nassau Guardian

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