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Gosebo Mathope
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23 Dec 2017
4:39 pm

Police recover copper cable worth R500 000

Gosebo Mathope

The suspects will face criminal charges of possession of stolen goods.

The South African Police Services (SAPS), with the assistance of Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) K9 Unit has recovered copper cables  stolen from the City Power’s Randburg Station on 20 December 2017.

A later after the the theft, the police were able to trace and recover the stolen copper cables worth about half a million rand in value hidden in a warehouse in Silverton, Pretoria.

Two suspects were arrested by the police and are detained at Silverton SAPS for further prosecution.

The suspects will face criminal charges of possession of stolen goods.

City of Joburg stated that theft of City Power cables prejudices residents and ratepayers and it is unable to provide electricity as expected