Police investigate wiring stolen from cell tower
by Rachael Griffin
Jan 24, 2013 | 6122 views |  0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Police are investigating the theft of copper wiring, phone lines and grounding rods reported stolen Tuesday from a cell phone tower in Anniston.

Anniston police Lt. Fred Forsythe said an employee of Corr Wireless was doing a routine inspection of a cell tower on the 1400 block of Garrett Circle when the employee noticed grounding wires had been cut and removed. Forsythe said the employee also noticed the fence around the tower was cut.

Attempts to reach Corr Wireless for this story were unsuccessful.

According to a police report, $3,000 in copper wiring, phone lines and grounding rods were stolen from the location. The report also states the theft occurred between Dec. 21 and Monday.

“We have some leads that we’re looking into,” Forsythe said.

The lieutenant said investigators were looking into whether surveillance was available at the cell tower’s location.

Staff Writer Rachael Griffin: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RGriffin_Star.

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