Men Charged With Looting Storm-Downed Wires

CANTERBURY, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut state police have arrested two men accused of attempting to steal electrical wire downed by Tropical Storm Irene in Canterbury.

Police said Wednesday that 28-year-old Gary Malone and 48-year-old Paul Sherman were charged with larceny and criminal mischief.

Police officials say they were notified by town residents of two men rolling up downed electrical wire.

It was not immediately apparent if the men had lawyers. They did not have publicly listed phone numbers.

Electrical transmission lines throughout Connecticut have been damaged and knocked down from Tropical Storm Irene. Hundreds of thousands of residents are still without power.

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