Copper worth approximately R98 000 confiscated and one arrested

The police in Kimberley are investigating a case of theft of copper cables after a man was arrested today. It is alleged that on 03 July 2020, the Francis Baard Cluster Task Team followed up on information about a man selling copper cables at a local metal scrapyard in Kimberley. Copper cable weighing 1 074Kg with an estimated street value of R98 000 was confiscated and the suspect aged 46 years was arrested.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the copper was reported stolen a week ago at a solar plant in Upington. The suspect is expected to appear before Kimberley Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 06 July 2020.

Source: South African Police Service

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