Copper cable thieves arrested, Paballelo

South African Police Service

Copper cable thieves arrested, Paballelo
Copper cable thieves arrested, Paballelo. Photo: SAPS

On Thursday, 14 November 2019, at about 10:00, SAPS Paballelo and Upington Border Police members followed up on information about two suspicious men driving a white BMW sedan. The police stopped and searched the vehicle in Paballelo and found a large stash of copper cable in the boot of the car.

The copper cables weighs 56kg and has a street value of about R8 500.00.

Both suspects, aged 37 and 51 years respectively were detained for the possession of suspected stolen property, as they were unable to provide proof of ownership or account for the copper cable in their possession. They are expected to appear in court soon.

“The Paballelo Station Commander, Lieutenant Colonel EKN Bacela, commended the police on a job well done and thanked the community for their assistance in this regard. Copper theft has a negative impact on the economy and thus leads to job losses. We also humbly request all scrapyard owners to work with the SAPS in the fight against copper theft, said Bacela.”

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SOURCESouth African Police Service