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ALLEGED COPPER CABLE THIEVES IN CUSTODY: KWAZULU-NATAL
2021/10/27      |  Written By:  Captain S Mhlongo   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

KWAZULU-NATAL – On Monday 25 October 2021, Hawks members from Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation working together with Durban Metro Police arrested five suspects aged between 22 and 39 for possession of property suspected to be stolen.

Information was received about suspects who were allegedly stripping copper cables at Moseley Park in Pinetown. Members proceeded to the said premises and a search was conducted. Police found rolls and bags of copper cables to the street value of approximately R600 000.00. Copper cables were positively identified by the eThekwini Municipality officials.  

The five suspects were placed under arrest and charged for possession of property suspected to be stolen as well as damage to essential infrastructure. They are expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 27 October 2021.