Copper wire among items stolen from NSP substation in Waverley

Halifax District RCMP say a large vehicle was driven into the locked gate of a fence surrounding the Nova Scotia Power substation in Waverley this week, leading to the theft of copper wire.

The incident happened between 11 a.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Copper wire was taken from several different areas, and police say the suspect or suspects also broke into a trailer within the substation, where they stole an electric heater and slings for carrying tools.

The RCMP say the combined theft, damage, and human resource costs to re-install replacement copper wire is estimated to be approximately $5,000.

Police and Nova Scotia Power are once again warning the public that there's no public access to substations and other facilities that contain high voltage electrical equipment due to the high risk to personal and public safety.