Power back on in Watson after copper theft

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Posted: Dec 23, 2010 3:50 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Dec 23, 2010 3:50 PM
Source: DEMCO

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Topics: watson, demco, power, outage, david, latona, copper, wire, theft, wbrz, louisiana

WATSON - Representatives from DEMCO say the power is now back on for thousands of people in Watson after a copper thief left them in the dark.

Spokesperson David Latona told News 2 today someone broke into their substation in Watson and stole copper grounding wire, causing $1 million in damage and knocking out power to around 4,000 customers.

Latona said they are working with local authorities and the FBI to find the person responsible. They are also offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.

News 2's Ashley Rodrigue is in Watson talking to people affected by the theft, and will have their reactions tonight on News 2 at 10.

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