CITY CALLS FOR HARSHER SENTENCE FOR ARRESTED CABLE THIEVES
The City of Ekurhuleni calls for the justice system to harshly sentence five brazen cable thieves arrested for theft at the city’s Boksburg Energy Depot yesterday, 08 February 2023.
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) Anti-Cable Theft Unit officers swiftly responded to a call of an ongoing theft of essential electricity supply infrastructure yesterday evening.
The suspects fled the scene after being aware of the police reaction, and they were later arrested in possession of a stolen 12-metre copper cable, weighing two hundred and forty kilograms (240 kg), with the street value of R28 8000 and a toy gun.
The five suspects, comprising of four men and a woman, were detained at Boksburg North SAPS Police Station, and charged with malicious damage to infrastructure, theft, possession of stolen property and possession of dangerous weapon.
They are scheduled to appear at the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court soon.