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(**News Alert)City police investigating large theft of Alarm Wire...

Jamestown police are looking for the person or persons who allegedly stole about one-thousand feet of wiring for city Fire Department Box alarms from several westside locations.  Police Captain Bob Samuelson says the suspect or suspects are reportedly using a white bucket truck to get access to the wires on utility poles... then disconnecting the wires for the theft.  Samuelson says one report had the wires being taken down in the areas of Isabella, Clinton, Lafayette, and West 10th Streets.  He says when the wire was cut... it triggered a "malfunction" alarm at the Jamestown Fire Department... which discovered one of the thefts.  One source told police they saw the truck in the area "all morning long" prior to the larceny.  Samuelson adds they have also learned the truck had orange lettering.  The alarm wiring is made of copper.  Similar incidents are also being investigated in the area of Willard, Barrows and Benedict Avenues of the city.  Police are asking for the public's help in the investigation.  You can call 483-7537... or the anonymous tip-line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477 if you have any information on the incidents.

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