THIEVES stole cable from an electricity substation in Rawmarsh on Monday evening.
It was believed that between 4pm and 5pm on July 27, unknown individuals broke in to the Northern Powergrid substation in Rawmarsh and took earthing cable.
Insp Caroline Bakewell said: “We are working hard to identify those responsible for the theft, but I also want to raise awareness of the dangers of entering electricity substations.
“People who attack substations are not only breaking the law, they are putting the safety of people, including themselves, at risk. High electricity voltage runs through these sites and there is a real risk of electrocution.
“This type of crime can also have a major impact on the community, including hospitals, who could be left with no electricity supply if cables are stolen.
“I would encourage anyone with any information about the theft to speak to us.”
If you have any information, call the police on 101, quoting incident number 14/112596/20.
Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or 0800 555 111.