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Crime Stoppers offers reward for information on Comcast wire vandals

by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 3:36 PM

HOUSTON – Comcast announced Friday that vandals have struck yet again cutting fiber optic cable leaving thousands of area customers without television, Internet and phone services while crews worked to repair the line.

The latest incident occurred at 3:31 a.m. near 201 Highway 90 in Liberty, Texas.

This was the second incident since Crime Stoppers, Comcast, and the Harris County Sherriff’s Department announced on November 20 a reward of up to $30,000 for information on vandalism impacting services and safety for Comcast customers in Houston.

Over the course of the last several months, there have been continued incidents of fiber optic cables being intentionally severed resulting in service outages for thousands of people. In each case the disruption of service prevents citizens from utilizing the 911 system to contact the first responders sworn to protect them.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston. Anyone seen working on these lines that is not clearly identifiable by a company vehicle, uniform or badge is urged to contact local law enforcement.

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