Two nabbed for copper theft

2011-02-11 12:38

Two men were arrested after police discovered R15 million worth of refined copper plates at a Rustenburg scrap metal dealership, North West police said today.

The copper, initially stolen from a warehouse in Johannesburg, was found stored in containers in the Reclam area, said spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lesego Metsi.

Information lead police to a scrap metal dealership where they found the copper.

Metsi said the two arrested scrap metal owners, aged 57 and 30, had allegedly moved the copper from Cleaveland where it was initially stored, to Rustenburg.

The men would appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate Court soon, on charges of possession of suspected stolen copper or illegal dealing in copper, he said.

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