Local Police in Benalmádena have arrested three people on suspicion of stealing copper wire from within the municipality over the past few months, an act which not only inconveniences the local residents but also drains the municipal coffers.
Alleged copper thief electrocuted
A 27 year old man is in the Hospital Virgen del Rocío in Sevilla after being electrocuted while allgedly trying to steal copper wire from an electricity sub-station in Alcalá del Río. The incident occurred at 00:15 on Sunday morning at the sub-station in calle Lavanda. A second alleged robber got away.
Theft of copper wire in Rincón de la Victoria
A stretch of the road between Rincón de la Victoria and Macharaviaya is without lighting after thieves stole 500 metres of copper wire from four power cables during the early hours of Monday morning.
Worrying spate of thefts in Alhaurín el Grande
Alhaurín el Grande Council is requesting a meeting with central government representatives to discuss a spate of robberies in the municipality in recent times, one of the main objectives being to try and get an increase in the number of Guardia Civil officers in the area.
Thefts of copper wire leave residents in the dark
Numerous residential areas in Jerez de la Frontera have been without public lighting since Christmas as a result of thefts of copper wire, with the Council unable to keep replacing the stolen material due to a lack of funds.
24 arrested in connection with theft of metals on a large scale
Police have arrested 24 people and charged another 16 in connection with the theft of tons of copper wire, steel cable and lead in various parts of the country.
Stolen copper wire recovered
Thanks to information provided by a local resident, the National Police have been able to apprehend a father and son team who stole electrical cable in Nerja last Friday.
Cable thieves arrested in Ronda
Three people have been apprehended in Benaoján, Ronda, for stealing copper wire in the town. Information from the public helped Guardia Civil officers track and arrest the culprits.
Copper wire recovered in Vélez-Málaga
Police in Vélez-Málaga have recovered thirty kilos of copper stolen from the public mains system in avenida de Las Naciones.
Thieves caught in the act
Two 30 year old men were caught red-handed in Valle de Abdalajís (Málaga) as they were stealing scrap metal and copper wire from an old pumping station.