Police say another copper theft is to blame for a service distruption, this one in Cleveland. Victims were about 2,000 AT&T customers on May 21 in the Forest City.
Thieves got away with about 750 feet of copper wire from under a bridge. It knocked out phone, alarm and cable service.
The heist will cost AT&T about $25,000. But that’s nothing compared to another theft in the same location a little more than a month ago. That thievery was valued at $100,000.