GREENWOOD COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for the people responsible for stealing copper wire from power poles throughout the county.
According to a sheriff’s office Facebook post, the thefts took place in multiple area, including Nation Road, Pembroke Road and Scotch Cross Road.
Deputies believe that the suspects are using a white unmarked bucket truck.
According to the post, Duke Power officials said stealing copper wire from the power lines is increasing the possibility of outages, as well as creating a dangerous situation for customers, the public and Duke Power crews.
“This type of activity is extremely dangerous and illegal,” according to the post.
Anyone who may witness these crimes in progress, or if you have any information, call 911 immediately, or call Inv. Dale Boyer at 864-942-8703.