Clampdown on ‘copper thieves’

2019-02-12 06:01
The presumed stolen cables seized on Tuesday 5 February.

The presumed stolen cables seized on Tuesday 5 February.

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Targeting the recovery and prevention of sale of stolen property, officers attached to the Mitchell’s Plain Police Station followed up on information about a suspected stolen vehicle in Vredenburg Street, Westridge.

On arrival at the scene on Monday 4 February at 15:20, they noticed a red Mazda at the property. Following further investigation it was established that the vehicle had been stolen in Philippi.

Three suspects aged 28, 35 and 50 were arrested on a charge of possession of presumed stolen property.

In a separate, unrelated incident information was followed up on Tuesday 5 February at 07:15 about people stealing cables along the railway line.

Three suspects aged 25, 46 and 51 were found in possession of cables and arrested on a charge of possession of presumed stolen property.

A total of 20m of copper cable and 15m of aluminium casing were seized in this incident.

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