400-500 Phone Lines cut by Burglar Trying to Get in Bank

400-500 Phone Lines cut by Burglar Trying to Get in Bank

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Police say someone cut hundreds of phone lines to disable an alarm system at a credit union.

Salt Lake City police say between 400 and 500 phone lines were cut from a phone pedestal outside the Intermountain Credit Union.

The culprit then broke a window and got inside the credit union but it appears they didn't get away with much -- only small change.

And it's not the first time someone's cut phone lines to try and get to loot.

Police are investigating several similar burglaries in the area.

But police also say cutting the lines doesn't disable the alarm -- it triggers it.

Whoever cut the lines in this case caused about a million dollars worth of damage.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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