ALHAMBRA – On two separate occasions, thieves have removedcopper wire from City streetlamp poles. The first of these thefts occurred on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 duringthe daylight hours of 1 pm to 2 pm in the 100 block of south Westmont Drive in the City of Alhambra.
The suspects wore orange vests to give theappearance that they were City Utility workers or otherwise authorized to workon the street lamps. Both suspects are describedas male, Hispanics in their 30’s with brown hair. They were seen using a red Chevrolet crew cabpick up (see attached photograph). Thusfar the thieves have stolen over 4000 feet of electrical copper wire from City streetelectrical systems.
The second incident took place betweenFriday, December 18, 2009 and Monday, December 21, 2009 and was discovered byCity workers who were checking a street lamp that was reported not working by alocal resident.
The Alhambra Police Department is seeking thepublic’s assistance in identifying the suspects and / or the red pick up. We are also asking local residents to contactthe police department if they see anyone, not clearly identifiable as a bonafide City of Alhambraworker, working on or tampering with City street lamps or poles. Anyone with information about either of thesethefts is asked to contact the Alhambra Police Department immediately at (626)570-5151.
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