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A Brazilian and a Paraguayan arrested for stealing solar power cables in Hamamatsu

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Police arrested two men on suspicion of stealing a power transmission cable, about 700 meters, worth 1.5 million yen, from a solar power generation facility in Hamamatsu

The two are Anderson Lima Takada, 26 (Brazilian) and Joel Itourios Kiyoshi, 35 years old (Paraguayan), both residents of Hamamatsu.

According to police, the two stole a power transmission cable of about 700 meters and a market value of 1.5 million yen from a solar power generation facility in Kita-ku, Hamamatsu City, at the end of September. October of last year.

The cable is about three to eight inches in diameter and made of copper, and the two cut it for ease of transport while swiping. A meter of this material can cost around 2.000 yen.

The two were accused of stealing about 100 meters of cable from the same solar plant in December.

According to the police, about 30 similar damages were confirmed in Shizuoka Prefecture, causing damage of several million yen, the police did not reveal whether the two admitted to the allegations. The police continue to investigate as they think there are others involved besides the two of them.

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