Stolen copper cables: Farming community assist in arrests, Burgersdorp

South African Police Service

Stolen copper cables: Farming community assist in arrests, Burgersdorp
Stolen copper cables: Farming community assist in arrests, Burgersdorp

The SAPS continues endeavours to prevent and detect stolen copper cables together with the positive partnership of the farming community yield the following success.

On 29 May 2022 a suspicious vehicle was tracked by the Agri security cameras on the Stormberg gravel road. WO Carstens of Burgersdorp SAPS was immediately notified and way lay duties commenced by him and WO Goosen.

At about 23:15 the vehicle was spotted driving towards Steynsburg. The members intercepted the vehicle at Henning crossing.

On further investigation 24 rolls of copper cable were found on the trailer and another 13 rolls of copper cable at the back of the bakkie under the canopy.

Two suspects a 38-year-old male and 22-year-old female were arrested and the copper cables with an estimated value of R250 000-00 were recovered.

The investigation will be taken over by Queenstown Organised Crime Unit.

The acting District Commissioner Brig Rudolph Adolph commended the members for their swift reaction and he thanked the farming community for assisting the police and strengthening our hands in the fight against crime. This crime that has a devastating effect on our economy.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service