Two arrested for dealing in stolen copper cables

The Department of Public Safety’s Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) received a tip-off on 27 July 2018 from members of the public regarding a white Mazda van, fully loaded with copper cables on corner Stanton and Klipriver roads, West of Turffontein.
Officers arrived on the scene and found two foreign nationals in the unlicensed vehicle and requested to see the documentation which allowed them to have the cables in their possession.
None of the suspects could produce any documentation. However, the officers found a certificate registering the two as second hand dealers. This led the officers to believing that the suspects could be dealing in stolen copper cables.
The 87 kilograms of copper cables, together with the 3 kilograms of aluminium, amounting to a total value of R85 430 were taken to the Booysens Police Station along with suspects, who were charged with theft of copper cables.
The information provided by the community members was vital to ensuring that the suspects were brought to book. Residents are urged to report criminality within their communities to the Police to ensure that those who aim to wreak havoc in our City are arrested. The war against crime is a joint effort and this incident proved that when we work together we will win.

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