Suspect apprehended in Pretoria for theft of copper and electrical cables

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THE SUSPECT WAS CAUGHT and located to possess CABLES WORTH quite R500,000 IN HIS POSSESSION

Police have apprehended a 48-year old man in Pretoria for meddling with essential infrastructure and also stealing copper & electrical cables.

The suspect was caught and located to possess cables worth quite R500,000 in his possession.

“The suspect was found to be in possession of feeder cables worth a market price of R380,000, also as copper cables worth a market price of R150,000,” said police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe during a statement on Tuesday.

“A bakkie and tools that were allegedly utilized in the commission of the crime were also seized.”

The suspect was jailed at the Hercules police headquarters and can precede the court in Pretoria Magistrates Court soon.

 

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