SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- Crooks made off with a big load of copper wire in Spokane Valley.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect(s) made off with over $17,500 worth of the material. Authorities said it was taken from a building near Locust and Montgomery, which houses AT&T, Cricket, and Nextel. Officials believe the burglary happened sometime within the past two weeks.
An employee said several different gauges of copper wire were cut from the ground, buildings, and the tower itself. He also said a 4" x 20" x 1/4" grounding bar was taken from one of the buildings. It is used to ground several copper wires and has "Do Not Recycle" stamped on it.
Crime Stoppers offered a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident. Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS.