Local business, Board of Water Supply hit by copper theivesUPDATED 7:01 PM HST Apr 14, 2014Video Transcript
Copper thieves are at it again -- only this time they're not hitting the "usual" spots. Look closely at this video... This is a warehouse at Jack Endo Electric -- a business out in Mapunapuna. But those aren't the company's employees... Instead-- thats crooks being caught on camera ripping off several rolls of copper wiring. It happened last month and an employee says this isn't the first time vandals have targeted the place. Jack Endo Electric has since put in a barb wire fence but the company says thieves are still coming around and are stealing from nearby businesses as well. 407-414 "WHEN YOU WATCH THEM HOW THEY UNRAVEL THE REEL AND THEY TAPE STUFF TOGETHER, IT'S LIKE THEY HAVE CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE OR SOMETHING.' The company says its hoping these criminals are caught soon... It's already lost thousands of dollars to these crimes. The Board of Water Supply is asking for the public's help after thieves broke into one of its reservoirs twice in one week and stole copper wiring. The first incident happened on April 6th-- and caused a water outage for about 100 homes in Kalihi Valley. Vandals struck the same reservoir on April 11th. Both cases remain under investigation.