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White Podlaska. They stole wires, cut off several hundred people from the Internet. They got caught red-handed

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Two residents of Biała Podlaska (lubelskie province) are suspected of stealing electric and telecommunication cables from the building of the former heating plant. “As a result of their activities, several hundred people lost their Internet access,” the police said.

Commissioner Barbara Salczyńska-Pyrchla, press officer of the Municipal Police Headquarters in Biała Podlaska, informed that before the weekend, the duty officer of the Biała Podlaska police station received a report about a voltage drop in the building of the former heating plant. The patrol that went to the place detained two men suspected of involvement in the case.

– It turned out that they are residents of the city aged 32 and 34. The police also found a backpack belonging to the perpetrators and tools used by them. Amateurs of someone else’s property by cutting off electric and telecommunications wires damaged the telecommunications infrastructure that is part of the Internet network – described the policewoman.

The men are suspected of stealing electrical and telecommunication cables from the building of the former heating plantKMP Biala Podlaska

Police: it wasn’t their first time, they caused a power cut to the transmitters before

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The men were detained. It turned out that they could have much more in the account. – A few days earlier, there was a theft of wires in the same place. Then, as a result of the perpetrators’ activities, the power supply to telecommunications transmitters was interrupted and the operation of the network was disrupted, Salczyńska-Pyrchla reported. According to the police officer, the damage was estimated by the victim at not less than PLN 5,000.

The men have already heard the charges and pleaded guilty. During the conversation with the police, they admitted that the stolen wires went to a scrap yard. They face up to eight years in prison.

As a result of their activities, several hundred people lost their Internet accessKMP Biala Podlaska

Main photo source: KMP Biala Podlaska



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