Wire thieves used stolen bucket truck

About $500 worth of wire stolen from Glover Road near 216 Street

A stolen bucket truck similar to this Ford was used by a wire thief to pull down cable wiring from utility poles

A wire thief apparently used a stolen bucket truck to tear down $500 worth of cable wire from telephone poles along Glover Road near 216 Street.

Langley RCMP said on August 15, an unidentified male was seen using a truck with a “cherry picker” bucket to pull the wires off the poles.

The man removed nearly 100 feet of wire worth about $500.

Investigator believe the truck was a 1999 Ford F450, likely the same truck that was stolen earlier in the week from a business in the 19800 block of Fraser Highway.

Police are asking the public to report suspicious activity around telephone poles.

If someone is seen climbing a telephone pole (working on the wire) or lingering around a hydro substation and doesn’t appear legitimate, call 9-1-1.

Employees of the phone or cable company or those contracted by Telus will generally wear hard hats and uniforms with their embroidered logo.

They will also use safety cones around their vehicles with a company logo or a vehicle number for identification.

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