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The Civil Guard detained two people for the theft of street lighting cable (10/07/2015)

Those arrested are credited with authorship of the alleged crime of burglary of a kilometer of electrical wiring

Investigators have recovered more than 500 meters of copper wire in a recycling center

The research was developed in the services that the Civil Guard made ​​under the provincial plan contre copper theft

The Civil Guard in the region of Murcia, under the 'Provincial Plan against copper theft', has developed a research aimed at clarifying the theft of copper wire kilometer street lighting Mayés dam in Ojós , which has led to the arrest of two people on suspicion of offenses of burglary.

It has also been recovered in a junkyard in the hamlet of Murcia Espinardo, part of the stolen cable.

ROCK agents equipment (theft in the field) of the Civil Guard began the investigation to know the theft of a copper wire kilometer street lighting Mayés dam situated in the municipality of eyes.

The on-site inspection found that the events occurred after forcing the boxes of lighting then remove the wiring with a vehicle that would have held one end of the hose, also causing damage to the facility.

Collaboration with centers recycling of metallic materials

Having obtained specific information on the type of stolen materials, the researchers conducted several inspections in junkyards in order to identify people who might have traded.

In one of the recycling centers inspected, situated in the hamlet of Murcia Espinardo, the Meritorious found part of the stolen 500 meters of copper cable that was seized and deposited at the place available to a judicial authority.

This inspection resulted in the identification of the people who sold the materials.

As is clear from the investigation, the detainees now moved to said reservoir where they stayed, pretending to be a simple fishing enthusiasts until the employee Segura basin ended their workday, time advantage to steal wiring.

The investigation continued until the location of two young men, 21 and 26, and Ricote Archena neighbors who were arrested on suspicion of felony burglary.

Those arrested, copper recovered and proceedings have been brought before the Court of Instruction No. 2 of Cieza (Murcia).

Provincial plan against copper theft

Since 2006 the Civil Guard is developing specific measures to prevent and prosecute the theft of copper.

The provincial plan contre copper theft starts from a directive of the Directorate General of the Civil Guard, because the removal of electrically conductive wiring is among one of the most common crimes in criminal typologies against heritage, affecting several groups among which the sector, electric, telephone, railway and construction.

This criminal proliferation is estimated to be due to the high value of so-called red gold.

These criminal offenses involve not only economic losses to businesses who suffer and structural damage to its facilities, but also create dangerous situations due to power cuts both electric and telephone.

Source: Ministerio del Interior

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