Two men convicted of copper heist

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mike Harbour, Deputy CEO
Sound Transit

It has been two years since the theft of more than four miles of copper cable from part of Sound Transit's Link elevated guideway. Last week, two men were convicted of stealing the wire.

The two gained access to the hollow interior of the elevated light rail guideway and used bolt cutters to cut the copper cable. The theft took place between November 2010 and August 2011.

The copper cable, which has been replaced, is used to isolate any stray current from train operations and direct it to the ground. There was no safety threat to light rail passengers.

New security measures are in place to prevent any such thefts from happening again.


Anonymous,  May 31, 2014 at 2:24 PM  

What was the conviction the men received for stealing the copper wire? It needs to be severe so others might hesitate in stealing.

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