Langley wire theft cuts cable, wireless service

Aldergrove residents affected

About 2,000 Aldergrove customers and two wireless sites were left without service by a weekend cable theft.

Telus said about three cables about 200 metres long were  ripped out near 271 Street and 16 Avenue around 4 to 5 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 15).

Service was restored by 10:30 p.m. Saturday night.

Telus said while two of the cables were copper the third was fibre-optic and therefore worthless on the scrap metal market.

RCMP and Telus Security are investigating the theft and are asking anyone who witnessed suspicious activity at the site to contact police.