Rustenburg mine copper cable theft worth R4,5 million, 5 arrested

South African Police Service

Rustenburg mine copper cable theft worth R4,5 million, 5 arrested
Rustenburg mine copper cable theft worth R4,5 million, 5 arrested

Five suspects aged between 26 and 44 were arrested on 14 July 2022 by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation for theft of copper cable and tampering with essential infrastructure at a Rustenburg mine.

It is alleged that the group has over several months, been involved in theft of copper cable worth approximately R4.5 million from the mine.

Investigations were launched and the group was arrested at a scrap metal shop while allegedly selling the stolen copper cable.

The suspects were allegedly found in possession of copper cable worth approximately R 26 636-00, a sound gun and ammunition.

All items were seized for further investigation, including the VW polo that they were driving in.

The suspects will make their first appearance before Bafokeng Magistrate’s court on 18 July 2022.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service