Cops catch 3 most-wanted criminals

2011-10-17 18:40
Johannesburg - Three wanted men were arrested for stealing R750 000 worth of copper cable in Germiston on the East Rand, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Monday.

The three men, aged between 26 and 36, were on the police's wanted list for several car hijackings in and around the Ekurhuleni area, said Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

They apparently stole a Nissan 8-ton truck in Etwatwa on Sunday before making their way to a business in Midrand to steal the copper cables, he said.

Police found the three men driving in the truck along William Hills and Lake roads in Germiston.

"On realising that they could not outpace the officers, the three abandoned the truck and ran in different directions," said Kgasago.

But police caught all three. They would appear in the Germiston Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Kgasago said.

- SAPA
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