Major copper theft near Southmayd

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Grayson County authorities are investigating a major copper theft that happened along miniature road just west of Southmayd.

Officials with the Grayson Collin Electric Co-Operative say close to 4,600 feet of copper wire was taken, weighing in around 378 pounds and worth nearly $1,600.

Officials with the GCEC say thieves tried to make off with wire from their substation in Melissa last Friday as well, but a new alarm system scared them away.

"Our lines carry anywhere from 7,000 to 25,000 volts this particular substation. We're sure it can carry up to 130,000 volts coming in and 7,000coming out," David McGinnis at GCEC said.

No arrests have been made in either case.


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