Cable thief crackdown continues

Trinidad - Once again TSTT’s hard-line approach to cable theft has gotten results. The company’s Operational Risk and Security Services Division (ORSS) has netted two more alleged cable cutters. This zero tolerance strategy has seen instances of this type of crime, so destructive to the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure, plummet.

On January 19 two Santa Flora residents (ages 19 and 23) were apprehended following a cable cut at Mon Desir Rd, Fyzabad. The apprehension was the work of the TSTT Estate Police under ORSS, using a mixture of security technology and surveillance. The suspects reportedly have been involved in other cable thefts.

“Cable thieves, you are an endangered species,” said Dennis Gordon, TSTT’s Vice President of Security and Operational Risk. “We have the tools and manpower in place now and really the risks far outweigh the benefits of this type of crime.”

Since its creation in 2007, the TSTT security team has successfully combated cable vandalism, a major problem in many countries worldwide.

“The people of Trinidad and Tobago deserve the best possible telecommunications services and to do that they need the best infrastructure. TSTT takes cable vandalism very seriously and we are working to stamp it out completely,” Mr Gordon said.