South Sacramento, CA  | A thief removed copper wire from a live, energized SMUD Power Box behind a South Sacramento Strip Mall early Thursday morning.

The locked electrical box was pryed open and the copper wire was clipped and removed, knocking out power to the businesses on the corner of Stockton Boulevard and Lindale.

SMUD Crews worked quickly during the night to restore power to the businesses.

Police are investigating the theft and no arrests have been made.

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