17 Feb 2020

Electric wire thefts in American Samoa triggers power disruptions

4:22 pm on 17 February 2020

A spate of electric wire thefts in American Samoa has triggered power disruptions throughout the Tafuna area.

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Photo: ASPA

Acting Executive Director of the American Samoa Power Authority, Wallon Young, said four thefts had been discovered in the past two weeks.

Outages had been reported and the authority responded they found the electric wires have been completely removed.

Mr Young said those were low voltage wires, which could be cut with a plier.

Police are investigating.