Thieves cut live power lines in Narrabundah

Lachlan Roberts 17 July 2019

Police warn thieves risk death when stealing live powerlines. Photos: ACT Policing.

ACT Policing is warning would-be thieves they are risking their lives and the safety of the community by cutting live powerlines.

Police have received a report of a recent theft of overhead powerlines and damage to electrical infrastructure in Narrabundah.

An ACT Policing spokesperson said the thieves had put their own lives and the Narrabundah community at risk by cutting the lines.

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

“Only individuals who are authorised and accredited by Evoenergy are permitted to approach powerlines and electrical assets.

“If you see damaged electrical assets, you should call Evoenergy on 13 10 93 immediately.”

Anyone with any information about this incident that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6417507. Information can be provided anonymously.

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