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Another High Stakes Copper Caper

Police are investigating another copper theft at a Kentucky Utilities substation in downtown Lexington. This is the seventh substation in central Kentucky that has either been vandalized, had copper stolen, or both in the past couple of weeks.

It is unclear how the thieves get the copper without getting electrocuted. Those who work around or in the substation say it is extremely dangerous. Some witnesses in the area say the thieves sell the copper in salvage yards.

KU isn't the only substation being targeted for their copper; Eastern Kentucky Power says it has seen an increase in the amount of copper thefts they are forced to deal with.

Police arrested at least two people in connection with these thefts; however, no arrests have been made in this latest case.


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