4 arrested for copper theft

2013-03-22 14:43
Johannesburg - Two men and two women were arrested at a scrapyard in Cullinan for possession of stolen copper cables, Gauteng police said on Friday.

Spokesperson Pinky Tsinyane said the four, aged between 25 and 55, were arrested on Thursday during a police operation.

"It is alleged that the copper is being bought or stolen from other people. The estimated value of copper seized is R54 000," she said.

"Investigations continue and more arrests are expected. The women face additional charges of defeating the ends of justice after they allegedly warned the truck driver transporting the copper that police were at the scrapyard."

The driver was on his way to the scrapyard on Thursday with another load of copper when he was alerted.

The four are expected to appear in the Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate's Court soon.

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