Hoffman said that in all three incidents, wires providing television and high speed Internet were cut but no phone lines were severed. The outages lasted an hour or two and affected a few hundred business and residential customers.
The Danville Police Department is working with AT&T security officials on the case. It is not known if the incidents in Danville are related to a major attack in San Jose on April 9 that resulted in a massive service loss to thousands of customers. AT&T is currently offering a $250,000 reward for information regarding the San Jose incident.
Hoffman said that they are looking at all possible angles in the case, but he did say that the boxes were not broken into and that it takes a knowledge of the junction boxes and a specialized tool to get into them without causing damage.
Using information given by AT&T security, patrol officers will be detailed to potential target sites around the area in order to give them increased protection.
Hoffman suggested that residents who see work crews near the junction boxes be mindful of whether the crews are displaying any identification. Any suspicious activity should be reported to the police immediately. Call 314-3700.
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