Four to request the guarantee in case of theft of copper R1.9m | News 24
- Police arrested five people in connection with the theft of copper. One was granted a bail of 3,000 rand.
- The arrests came after a sting operation that found alleged stolen copper cables.
- The other four were sent to preventive detention and were expected to appear in court again next week to request bail.
Four people arrested in connection with stolen copper worth an estimated 1.9 million rand were detained by the Pretoria Magistrates Court.
According to the Hawks, two separate arrests were made, capturing five suspects between the ages of 47 and 60.
“Authorities received intelligence on suspects delivering allegedly stolen copper wire to a junkyard in Hercules. Police intercepted a truck fitting the description at the identified Hercules junkyard loaded with allegedly stolen copper weighing about 3,840 kg, “Hawks …