Authorities in San Joaquin County are trying to combat a recent spike in copper wire thefts. The problem has become so severe that AT&T is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
“We’re hoping the reward will motivate people in the Stockton and in the Central Valley to be alert and to pay close attention to any suspicious people who appear to be working on or trying to cut down AT&T wire network cables,” said Robert Ruiz, AT&T’s regional manager for network services in the Central Valley, in a statement. “We are working with law enforcement to make sure those responsible are apprehended and prosecuted.”
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