Estepona plan gives copper thieves a shock

COPPER theft has been reduced drastically since a local company installed a new system in Estepona to alert the police as soon as cables are cut.

Thefts have been a big problem for councils and police forces over the last decade and not only cost the town an estimated €200,000 per year to replace stolen cables but also cause inconvenience for residents who find themselves without electricity.

Although the number of units installed and their location are confidential, it is known that they were placed in areas of the town where the most thefts had been reported over previous years and have worked in at least 10 different cases by alerting the police as soon as they detect a cable has been cut.

The company behind the system reported that other Costa del Sol towns were now showing an interest in the system, and negotiations to install it in other areas were expected soon.

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    • Peter Swaine

      14 January 2016 • 21:10

      I am trying to find an old school friend, John Hart, who moved over to Las Colinas de Las Joyas 35, Esterpona, in 1996.
      I would appreciate it if you would pass on my contact details to his family or anyone who can help me, please.
      Kind regards
      Peter

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    • Peter Swaine

      14 January 2016 • 21:14

      I am trying to find an old school friend, John Hart. He moved to Las Colinas de Las Joyas 35, Esterpona, in 1995.
      I would appreciate it if you would pass on my contact details to his family or anyone who can help.
      Kind regards
      Peter

      Reply

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