Big bucks to bring down copper wire thieves

February 28, 2017
These stolen copper wire and pipes were recovered in 2010.

FLOW, a telecommunications firm that has been hard hit by the theft of its copper cables, is offering to pay for information as it seeks to clamp down on the theft and vandalism of its network assets.

The company said it will pay up to $1 million for reports that lead to the arrest, charge and conviction of vandals who wreak havoc on the company's property and cause severe loss of service and productivity for both its residential and business customers annually.

FLOW is also offering rewards of up to $100,000 for reports that lead to arrests related to the occurrence.

The company, which said it has spent more than $300 million to replace and repair stolen or vandalised sections of both its copper and HFC (fibre) network since 2015, recently partnered with Crime Stop Jamaica in a bid to fight against the theft of its assets.

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