600 Starksboro-area homes affected by fiber-optic vandalism

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— Vermont State Police are investigating an incident in Starksboro. An unknown suspect used a shotgun to shoot and damage a fiber-optic line located behind 175 Ruby Brace Rd.

Comcast of Middlebury reports that 600 homes are effected by the vandalism and the estimated repair cost is $15,000.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Vermont State Police at 388-4919. Information can also be submitted online at www.vtips.info or text CRIMES (274637) to keyword VTIPS.

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