SMITH TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — You could get $50,000 if you know who is stealing copper telephone cables in Washington and Lawrence Counties.

Verizon is offering the reward because it says the thefts are a threat to public safety.

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The thefts have happened in Washington and Lawrence Counties.

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Since the end of January, more than 9,000 feet of copper cable has reportedly been stolen.

Anyone with information on the cases is being asked to call:

  • State Police: 412-787-2000
  • Smith Township Police: 724-947-5069
  • Verizon Security: 1-800-997-3287
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