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Second Abilene cell tower falls victim to copper theft

By Ariana Garza, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 01:34:02 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 05 2013 02:30:35 PM CST
Copper theft cell tower
ABILENE, Texas -

An Abilene cell phone tower on Ash Street fell victim to copper theft over the weekend.

It is the second cell phone tower in the recent weeks that has reported copper wiring theft. Police say an unknown suspect(s) stole 30 feet of copper wiring, valued at about $100, from the Ash Street tower in downtown Abilene. Approximately $10,000 was stolen from a Vogel Avenue tower in mid-February.

Police are investigating both thefts but said they do not yet have reason to believe the cases are connected.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Abilene Crime Stoppers at (325) 676-TIPS (8477).