Westar Asks For Public Vigilance To Curb Copper Theft

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Recent copper thefts have Westar Energy asking customers to watch for suspicious behavior around their neighborhoods.

A theft at the Westar substation at 12th and Clay two weeks ago caused $300,000 damage and left 3200 customers in the dark.

A change to Kansas law now states that some metal thefts may be considered felonies instead of misdemeanors.

Anyone who sees anything suspicious should contact local law enforcement.


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