Bulgarian Dies While Stealing Wires in Belgium

Crime | September 13, 2010, Monday // 12:16
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Dies While Stealing Wires in Belgium The wires thefts in Belgium, ans especially in its southern province of Wallonia, have recently increased. Photo by EPA/BGNES

A Bulgarian man has died while trying to steal copper wires in the Belgian city of Charleroi, the Belgian national broadcast organization RTBF has reported.

The charred corpse of the man has been found on an electric pole near the railroad Charleroi – Marchienne-au-Pont. Scissors for cutting cables have been found next to the body.

According to the investigation, the man died from electric shock during the theft.

In the end of August, the police in Brussels arrested nine Bulgarians. They have been part of a crime ring, which has stolen copper products worth more than EUR 175,000.

The thefts have happened mostly in the region of the Wallonia, which is predominantly French-speaking southern region of Belgium.

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