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Cop On Monaghan gardaí issue appeal after telephone wires stolen for copper

Gardaí said that there have been a number of similar incidents in recent weeks and is causing “disruption” in rural areas.

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Gardaí in Monaghan are seeking the public’s help after a quantity of copper telephone cables were stolen on Saturday night.

The cables, which are owned by Eir, were taken from the area of Lisduff in Ballybay sometime during the night of Saturday, 18th September.

Gardaí said that there have been a number of similar incidents in recent weeks and is causing “disruption” in rural areas.

It is understood that the cables were stolen for their copper content.

Authorities are asking for the public to report any suspicious activity and to watch out for any further incidents.

In a statement on social media, the Cavan Monaghan Garda Division said: “The Gardai in Carrickmacross are seeking the public's assistance with the theft of a quantity of Eir telephone cable.

“The cable was taken in the area of Lisduff, Ballybay sometime overnight. There have been a number of similar incidents in recent weeks.

“The thieves strip the cable for its copper content but show no regard for the disruption it causes in rural areas to the phone lines.

“If you noticed any suspicious activity during the hours of darkness please contact Carrickmacross Gardai on 042 9690190.

“We would like to urge people to be vigilant for further such incidents in rural areas and to report immediately anything out of the ordinary to your local Garda Station.”

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