$ 10K reward offered to capture Serial Verizon vandal who knocked out service 10 times in 3 cities
Verizon offers a $ 10,000 reward that police in three South Jersey cities are trying to find who is responsible for vandalizing their network for at least 10 different occasions, interfering with television, internet, and landline telephony services for thousands of customers.
The Vandal, which the police said could be an angry former contractor or employee, has intentionally damaged fiber optics and in Cherry Hill in Camden County and Shamong and Evesham in Burlington County, said Evesham police, Lt. Joseph Friel, Tuesday.
"The person obviously has some knowledge of the system and infrastructure," said Cherry Hill police officer Bud Monaghan 6abc.com. "They don't just come up and cut a line. They make a cut in a lower part of a wire, then go up a few meters and cut it again and remove the middle part. "
In some cases, it took as much as 24 hours for Verizon to repair the damage its fiber optic and copper communication lines and associated equipment, the company said.
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Police said the man apparently shows a late campaign against neighbors whom he feels to bring down property values by not taking care of his lawns, police said.
In Evesham, the vandals beat the night on January 5 and February 23 in Friel said to NJ Advance Media on Tuesday
The events in Cherry Hill took place twice in March and then again on April 29 on Springdale Road, said 6abc.com on Monday released Cherry Hill police
Information on when the events in Shamong took place was not immediately available Tuesday.
"This is extremely dangerous and reckless activity and it must stop, Mike Mason, Verizon Chief Security Officer in a statement. "Whenever a cable is cut or our equipment is damaged, these perpetrators are at risk for customers' communication capabilities. That means they may not be able to contact their families, a doctor, or 91[ads1]1 emergency services."
The rewards offered by Verizon will be provided after an arrest and a conviction, the company said.
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