Police in dark after 400 lamp posts stolen

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CAIRO: Police are trying to track down hundreds of street lamps worth almost a million dollars after they were stolen from a road in the north of the country, local media reported on Tuesday. The 400 lamp posts, worth LE 5 million ($905,000), were stolen from a motorway outside the Mediterranean city of Alexandria where they were waiting to be installed, the Egyptian Mail daily said.

A security official described the theft as unprecedented and police have asked for workshops to report anyone trying to sell the lamps as scrap in the hope of shedding light on the disappearance. -AFP

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