Bell Aliant says it has restored service to most of its customers that lost internet following a copper wire theft in Fredericton.
The company posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that crews will continue to work on Sunday morning to finish the job.
On Saturday, a spokesperson for Bell Aliant said the cable theft was affecting internet, television and home phone services for customers in Fredericton North, Barkers Point, Pepper Creek, Lower St. Marys and Noonan.
According to Bell, the company has had 115 incidents of vandalism in New Brunswick since the start of 2022. They say each incident takes an average of 18 hours to repair.
The Fredericton Police Force confirmed on Sunday they are investigating the theft.
Bell Aliant posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that crews worked through the night to restore connection to affected customers. (Bell Aliant)
This is the second copper wire theft in Fredericton in the past week. On Wednesday, police responded to a call at Pine Grove Nursing Home, where thieves had taken the copper wire from the nursing home's Christmas display.