Truck found with stolen electric cables worth R5m

2014-06-09 08:32

A truck was found with a full load of electric cables estimated to be worth R5 million near Gold Reef City yesterday, Johannesburg metro police said.

“Johannesburg metro police stopped a truck in Crown near Gold Reef City with a load full of electric cables. When officers asked for documents, the driver of the truck could not provide them,” said Superintendent Edna Mamonyane.

She said the truck was escorted by a white Mercedes-Benz with three heavily armed men inside.

“The occupants inside the Mercedes Benz offered to give the officers R15 000 to escort them to Denver.”

She said officers called for backup. When backup arrived the Mercedes-Benz sped off.

Mamonyane said the truck and the driver were taken to Booysens Police Station.

“Police called City Power officials who confirmed that the cables belonged to them.”

Mamonyane said a case of possession of stolen property was opened.

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