NV Energiebedrijven Suriname (EBS) has been repeatedly targeted by copper thieves in recent months. During the audit of the electricity network and in response to customer complaints, it was found that the number of cases of electrical cable theft by copper thieves has increased.
In the past four months, there have been about a dozen cable thefts in Paramaribo and the surrounding area. It is known that most of these cases are committed in companies, supermarkets or sawmills. They close after a certain time, so the power outages due to cable theft are not noticed until the next day. The way cables are cut and disassembled testify to professional work.
The illegal removal of electrical cables and other network parts is not only a serious violation, but also leads to enormous physical and material damage to the company and the customer.
EBS strongly disagrees with this act and urges the community to immediately report any suspicious action on the power grid by third parties and in the event of any form of vandalism or theft of network components to EBS and the police. This can be done in the following ways:
- By phone by calling the Customer Service Center at phone number 175
- Via the EBS Facebook page
- In person at every EBS service center
- through the police
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