Arrests are expected to take place soon following the theft of cable from poles on the outskirts of Sligo town.
It occurred last Friday night when cable valued at about €10,000 was cut down.
Gardai later found cable in a van.
Sligo/Leitrim Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Jim Fox said there had been a lull for a while in this type of crime.
He has been telling Ocean FM News the up-to-date situation:
Sergeant Fox is asking the public to be on the alert for this type of theft: