Copper stolen from tower in Philo Township

Copper stolen from tower in Philo Township

PHILO — Champaign County sheriff's deputies are looking for the person or persons who stole copper from a transmission tower belonging to AT&T.

Lt. Curt Apperson said the tower is on County Road 1100 N in Philo Township.

Sometime between Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, someone stole a bus bar (a strip of copper that conducts electricity), wires and other hardware attaching tower components to the bus bar. The loss was put at $2,010, Apperson said.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the sheriff's office at 384-1213 or Crimestoppers at 373-8477.

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