Haliburton Highlands OPP officers are searching for a suspect after $7,000 of copper wire was stolen from Hydro One substations in Minden Hills.

Between Aug. 25 and Sept. 5, officers were alerted to three seperate thefts of the material at Hydro One locations in the township.

Police believe the same, currently unidentified, male is responsible for all three thefts. Police also have identified a vehicle: a white two-door GMC pickup truck. It has a spray-painted white bed cover and a metal front bumper.

On Sept. 14, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the vehicle was located in a Minden parking lot. Police attempted to apprehend the suspect, but disengaged due to public safety concerns after he sped off at high speeds.

The Haliburton Highlands OPP urge anyone with information to contact them at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).


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