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IPL seeks help finding wire crooks

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence Power and Light is asking people who live in Independence to be on the lookout for people stealing wires from power poles.

According to IPL, they are “electric transmission wires.”

Most of the thefts have occurred north of Truman Road and west of M-291, IPL said.

“IPL is taking this situation very seriously. These criminals don’t care if their actions cause adults or children to be seriously hurt or killed,” IPL Director Leon Daggett said.

If you see suspicious activity, IPL requests you contact police or their dispatch center at 816-325-7550.

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