Frances Baard police seek assistance in locating three other suspected copper thieves
THREE suspects were arrested for the alleged theft of copper cable in Cassandra on Sunday.
The copper cable recovered at the scene is estimated to be worth about R15,000.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Dimakatso Mooi said the arrests came after members of the Kimberley Flying Squad reacted to a complaint about copper cable theft that was in progress in Samaria Road.
Mooi said that with the assistance of the Cassandra neighbourhood watch, the police found the suspects hiding in the veld.
“Further investigation led the police to the discovery of the alleged stolen copper cable,” said Mooi.
The three suspects are expected to appear before the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of theft of copper cable.
Meanwhile, the SAPS Frances Baard Cluster Task Team has asked for the public’s assistance in tracing three other suspected copper cable thieves – Mahlomola Lesooana, 36, Matsau Mphenetha, 42, and Mzukisi Mthwesi, 36.
Police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said that the trio, who are originally from Lesotho, are wanted for alleged copper cable theft in Barkly West and Roodepan, Kimberley, which took place in December 2019.
“The suspects were arrested and received bail but later failed to appear before court for trial. Warrants of arrest were therefore issued by the court for the suspects,” said Kock.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects is requested to contact Detective Sergeant Charles Jacobs on 082 469 1807.