Police officers exposed a gang of thieves who stole about five tons of a corner from metal support of a power line in the Slavyanoserbsky region of the Luhansk region, reports a press - service JSC Luganskoye energeticheskoye objedineniye.
According to experts of power supply networks, this line is strategic therefore malefactors the actions threatened power supply of nine settlements of the area and capacities of OKP of "Luganskvod" which supply with water the regional center for the Slavyanoserbsky area.
District police officers of the Slavyanosrebsky area who fulfilled the All-Ukrainian operation "Crop — 2008" found thieves. During night raid, on one of fields near a high-voltage support militiamen found UAZ with the switched-off headlights. Having noticed militiamen, the driver of the car tried to disappear, but didn't manage to drive, and the car turned over. Thieves threw the car. In it the investigation task force found an oxygen cylinder, a gas cutting torch and the cut-off metal corners from power line support. In total offenders for two calling managed to cut off about five tons of a corner.
Today the personalities of suspects are identified, they are detained and admitted deeds.