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.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.