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A sample of the stolen wire. (Photo: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

PHOENIX -- Authorities are searching for leads after copper wire was stolen from lights on an Interstate 17 on-ramp, the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said.

The unknown suspects took copper wiring from about 20 light poles on the east side of the on-ramp to southbound I-17 from State Route 69. The suspects allegedly opened the lid of a conduit box and then pulled the wires out.

The poles are about 200 feet apart.

The theft happened sometime between Feb. 6 and Feb. 8.

The total estimated loss is $13,888.35.

Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact YCSO Det. Todd Swaim at (928) 554-8605 and reference case number 14-005117 or call Yavapai Silent Witness at (800) 932-3232.

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