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Thief darkens lights over Greenville Main Street

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These images taken from grainy surveillance video show the person who police say cut cords that power lights on Main Street. (Source: Greenville Police Dept.) These images taken from grainy surveillance video show the person who police say cut cords that power lights on Main Street. (Source: Greenville Police Dept.)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police said they are looking for the person who cut cords that power the white lights that hang over Main Street in downtown Greenville.

Public Information Officer Jonathan Bragg, of the Greenville Police Department, said 17 cords that power the lights were cut early Wednesday morning.

Surveillance video released by investigators shows someone casually strolling down Main Street on the sidewalk between Falls Park and McBee Avenue.

Bragg said the person who cut the cords used wire cutters and targeted whatever they could reach. He said the person may have been after the copper that is in the wiring.

"It's not something you typically see someone doing," Bragg said. "So, that's why we suspect they're stealing them for money."

Investigators said the damage to the decorative lighting totals about $1,500.

A spokesman for Greenville Parks and Recreation said they are working to replace the lights, and hope to find ways of hiding the cords or at least putting them in harder-to-reach locations.

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