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$10K Reward to Find Who Is Stealing Cable

Customers have lost services including connections to Emergency 911 as a result of the thefts, Cox Communications officials say



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    Image of the equipment that cable companies report is being stolen.

    Cox Communications is offering a $10,000 reward to solve a series of equipment thefts.

    Someone is stealing hardware used to provide cable to customers in Oceanside and Vista. The equipment ranges from line extenders to amplifiers and batteries.

    As a result, customers have lost services including connections to Emergency 911.

    The company has teamed up with San Diego County CrimeStoppers to offer a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person responsible.

    Cox Communications has experienced thefts in Palos Verdes and Goleta.

    Images of the equipment that's been stolen from Cox Communications.
    Photo credit: San Diego Crimestoppers

    Other cable companies have also reported that they have been victims of similar thefts.

    CrimeStoppers released several images showing the type of equipment stole that may be resold as scrap metal at recycling centers.

    Image of equipment being reported stolen by Southern California cable companies.
    Photo credit: San Diego County Crimestoppers

    Anyone with information on this case should call the Sheriff’s Santee Station at (619)956-4000 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.