January 31, 2008

Copper Thieves Burned

Some thieves tried to steal copper right out of a substation down around Bloomington. It didn't go so well.
Authorities say someone broke into the Hoosier Energy substation Wednesday evening around 7:30 and tried to steal copper wiring.

"Whoever was in here cut the grounds off of our equipment and when he did that, it caused a serious arch and explosion of some of equipment in the substation," said Phillip Mattison of the South Central Indiana REMC.

Investigators think the thieves may have suffered burns at that power station. They're hoping that information may help led them to the people responsible.

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