Jena (dpa/th) - Unknown persons have stolen power cables worth at least 10,000 euros from a company premises in Jena. As the police announced on Tuesday, the perpetrators in the Göschwitz district first cut through the fence to a tool company and from there then gained access to the neighboring area of an electronics company. According to the information, they stole three rolls of cables here on Sunday morning.
A police spokesman said theft of power cables was common. "Especially when the prices for non-ferrous metal are high." The non-ferrous metal dealers and operators of scrap yards in the region are sensitized to the topic, it said. For example, if a customer shows up with copper cables in quantities well in excess of home use, dealers typically call the police, the spokesman said. If, on the other hand, the stolen materials are installed immediately, the theft is very difficult for the officials to trace.