Specialist police unit pounce on cable thieves carrying 750kg of Prasa cable


Officers adopted the automobiles to a identified supplier, stopping it exterior the gates.

“The next automobile sped off and was pursued by members of the unit. The big luggage within the automobile stopped by the officers was discovered to comprise a considerable amount of lower copper cable,” mentioned Smith.

“The driving force defined he was transporting the cable for the occupants of one other automobile following him, however curiously his description of this automobile didn’t match the automobile which fled the scene.

“The second automobile was additionally caught by the officers and the motive force taken into custody.

“Observations made by the officers debunked the reason he was carrying the cable for an additional automobile as there was no automobile following him becoming that description.”

Smith mentioned a hyperlink was established between the 2 drivers of the automobiles they usually had been taken to Elsies River police station.

The copper cable was recognized as Prasa cable. It weighed 750kg in complete and has a scrap worth of R55,500, he mentioned.

“The 2 males had been charged for possession of stolen property and [contravening] the Prison Issues Modification Act. Each automobiles had been impounded.”