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PG&E is investigating a theft at the company's Metcalf substation in San Jose that was the scene of a sniper attack in 2013.

PG&E officials are investigating a theft at the company's Metcalf substation in San Jose.

Officials say construction equipment was stolen from the facility.

It's the same facility where a sniper shot out transformers in 2013 nearly causing a major outage. Since then, PG&E spent $100 million to enhance security at its substations.

PG&E says while the intruders were able to access the site, no attempt was made to disrupt the grid as this would have activated other onsite security measures which did not occur.

The company is working closely with law enforcement on a full investigation of the incident. They are asking the public to contact the Santa Clara Sheriff's Department's 24 hour crime tip hotline at 408-808-4431 with any information that can support the investigation.

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