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Thieves steal 400m of phone cable

Story by Noelle Finegan

Thursday, 3rd April, 2014 1:06pm

Thieves steal 400m of phone cable

Locals in the Drumconrath area were without their phones for several days after thieves stole 400m of aerial telephone cable.
The bizarre theft is believed to have occurred on Friday 28th March when some 400m of Eircom’s telephone cable was cut down between Mandistown Cross and the Drumconrath Road. Gardai are investigating the incident and say the cable was stolen for its copper content. The value of the cable was approximately €2,000.
A spokesperson for Eircom has confirmed that the incident impacted up to 40 of its customers in the area. Eircom expected to have its service restored to affected customers by yesterday, 2nd April.

“We would strongly urge anyone who has any information relating to metal theft to contact their local garda station,” said the spokesperson.

Navan Gardai are also appealing to anyone who noticed suspicious activity or who may have any information on the theft to contact Navan Garda Station on (046) 907 9930.

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