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Suspected copper cable thief arrested at roadblock

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The Springbok police arrested a 39-year-old man who was found in possession of suspected stolen copper cable.

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A 39-YEAR-old Northern Cape man is facing a charge of cable theft after copper with an estimated street value of more than R2,000 was found in his possession.

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Cherelle Ehlers said the suspect was arrested during a police roadblock in Springbok.

“The police in Springbok were conducting a roadblock on the N7 when they recovered a significant amount of copper cable. The suspect was arrested and copper cable weighing 14.03 kilograms, with an estimated street value of R2,050, was confiscated,” said Ehlers.

“A total of 139 vehicles and 182 persons were searched during the roadblock. The police issued a stern warning that the theft of copper cables and the damage to essential infrastructure will not be tolerated,” she added.

The Springbok police arrested a 39-year-old man who was found in possession of suspected stolen copper cable. Picture: SAPS

The police seized copper cable weighing 14.03 kilograms, with an estimated street value of R2,050. Picture: SAPS
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