Suspected copper thieves arrested

2014-07-16 00:00

FOUR suspected copper thieves will be appearing in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court today after being nabbed in separate incidents in Inanda yesterday.

The stolen cable, valued at R40 000, was the property of the eThekwini Municipality, the police have confirmed.

Phoenix Tactical Response Team members, responsible for the arrests, were patrolling around the Verulam and Osindisweni areas at about 3 am when they received information about stolen copper cables in the Esikebheni area in Inanda.

A house believed to belong to one of the suspects was raided by police and the stolen copper cables recovered.

After this arrest, while still on patrol, the members identified a suspicious looking vehicle in the same area. After the vehicle was searched, stolen copper cables were recovered. The three occupants of the vehicle were arrested. — WR.

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