UI warning about theft of overhead lines

United Illuminating is warning people to be on alert after several thefts of overhead power lines.UI says people are stealing the wires for the copper

ORANGE - United Illuminating is warning people to be on alert after several thefts of overhead power lines.

UI says people are stealing the wires for the copper inside.

The power company says it's also worried someone could be hurt while attempting to take the lines.

So far this year, 17 thefts of power lines have been reported.

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