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Know Who's Stealing Copper Cable in the Southland? Verizon Has $10K to Give You.

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Phone, cable, and internet provider Verizon has announced they'll give a $10,000 reward for info that gets the perp(s) arrested and prosecuted in a string of recent copper cable thefts in Southern California.

"In recent weeks, thieves have cut and stolen thousands of feet of copper cable at nine locations, resulting in thousands of dollars in damages," explains Verizon. The thefts have been logged in parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, however there have also been thefts in the San Fernando Valley.

Verizon notes that this is not only a huge drag for customers who lose phone and internet service, but can also cut people off from a vital means of communication.

"We will not tolerate these deliberate and malicious acts against our communications network and our customers," said Margaret Serjak, president of Verizon California.

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Offering a reward for information about thefts is not a new approach by Verizon, who last year mounted a similar campaign in Pennsylvania.

If you have legit info and feel like gambling on a tip for $10k trade-off, call Verizon Security at 1-800-997-3287, or your local law enforcement agency.