Powerline thieves risk community safety

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Police warn thieves risk death when stealing live powerlines

THIEVES were seen risking their lives and the safety of the community when they recently stole overhead powerlines and electrical infrastructure in Narrabundah.

Police warn thieves risk death when stealing live powerlines

Following the incident, ACT police are now warning “would-be” thieves of these risks.

Police say only individuals who are authorised and accredited by Evoenergy are permitted to approach powerlines and electrical assets.

Coming into contact with live powerlines can result in serious injury or death, and put others at risk by leaving exposed and damaged infrastructure.

Anyone with any information about this incident that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website

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