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Adeje seeks help over copper thefts 

Adeje residents have been asked to be vigilant and help in the fight against the increasing incidence of copper thefts.

The municipality is suffering like many others across Tenerife, with thieves homing in on copper wiring as a valuable item to sell for scrap.

The council says it was shocked to have around 100,000 euros worth of copper wiring stolen in the space of just 15 days.

Thefts are taking place in various locations, including Fañabé, Callao Salvaje, Tijoco, La Hoya, Los Olivos, Las Torres, Armeñime and El Galeón. Sometimes, thieves are striking twice in the same place on the same day.

Councillor for works and services, Gonzalo Delgado Díaz said they would increase police patrols but appealed for the public’s co-operation in reporting suspicious behaviour. They should ring 922 74 72 06 or 112.

He said these continued thefts were very serious and apart from hitting the council’s finances, also posed a security threat to residents and to the people who steal it because they are dicing with possible electrocution.