KU Substations Hit By Copper Thieves

Lexington Police are investigating a late Tuesday night copper theft at a Kentucky Utilities substation.

Police say thieves got away with copper and also caused property damage at the substation on Old Iron Works Road.

There was also damage to some equipment.

As far as investigators know, no one was hurt and no power outages resulted from the theft.

Investigators think the same person or people also hit other substations in Lexington and Paris. That's partly because the thefts have happened in the same way, at the same time of night.

KU officials say this money making scheme is a dangerous one because the thieves are working with and around high voltage equipment.

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