Copper thieves strike LCEC substation in Cape Coral
FOX 4 Staff
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Copper thieves hit a Cape Coral Lee County Electric Cooperative substation three times stealing more than $40,000 in copper cable.
The thieves worked methodically over the course of nearly eight hours making several trips on Sunday June 23 at the substation at 2407 SW Pine Island Road. On each trip the men were caught on cameras moving about 1,200 pounds of copper, piping and connectors onto trucks and SUV's.
One of the men even wore a safety vest, likely to give the appearance that they were employees working at the substation. Cape Coral police detectives say the men gained access to the property by cutting the chain on the gate.
Anyone with information on these three men, their whereabouts or where they may have sold the copper, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).