By his actions, the man caused losses to the telecommunications company in the amount of more than 100 thousand hryvnias.
He committed about 30 such thefts in the Saltiv district alone. informs police of the Kharkiv region.
The police received a call regarding the activation of the alarm system. At the scene, operatives established the fact that the telecommunications cable was damaged and its part was missing.
In the course of operative and investigative measures, employees of the criminal police department of the Kharkiv RUP No. 2 and the criminal analysis department exposed a 34-year-old local resident.
The man was repeatedly convicted of committing property crimes. At the beginning of the year, he was released from prison, and already in the fall he returned to criminal activity.
The scheme of his illegal enrichment was quite simple. Around 4:00 a.m., the attacker went to predetermined locations where the cable was easily accessible and cut it with garden shears.
Then he dragged it to the nearest dump and burned the insulation. The thief handed over the cleaned cable to the non-ferrous metals reception desk.
According to this fact, the investigators opened criminal proceedings under Part 4 of Art. 185 (theft) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The sanction of the article provides imprisonment for a term of up to 8 years.
The issue of selecting a preventive measure is being resolved.
Law enforcement officers are checking him for involvement in committing similar crimes in the territory of the city of Kharkiv.
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