Copper thieves strike again;

Thieves have once again darkened a stretch of O’ahu freeway by stealing 3,150 feet of copper wire from street lights. The theft of $10,700 worth of copper wire is the third such offense in 12 days.

A repair crew with the state Department of Transportation discovered the missing wire yesterday while responding to a complaint filed Friday about lights out on the freeway at the Waiawa interchange.

Thieves made off with 2,100 feet of No. 4 gauge wire and 1,050 feet of No. 6 gauge wire and darkened a stretch of about five lights.

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