Oromocto Copper Thieves Strike Again

Bell Aliant crews are responding to yet another copper wire theft in the Oromocto area.

It’s the latest in a string of copper thefts in New Brunswick over the last month, which has recently focused on the Oromocto, Fredericton and Nasonworth areas.

“Crews are responding to another cable theft in the Oromocto area affecting internet, TV and home phone services for customers,” reads a tweet from Bell Aliant.

“We are working to restore service as quickly and safely as possible.”

In previous incidents, Bell Aliant said the New Brunswick RCMP investigated the thefts and encouraged residents to call 911 if they notice any suspicious activities around infrastructure.

Mounties arrested four people in December 2022 in connection with a rash of copper thefts in Fredericton and Oromocto, which amounted to over $1.4 million in financial losses.

“These copper wire thefts have had significant impacts on our community, and our members have worked diligently to gather the evidence needed to make these arrests,” said West District RCMP Cpl. Dan Sharpe in December.

“We would also like to encourage anyone who is purchasing salvaged parts or metals to ensure the product has been legally acquired.”

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