One behind bars for theft of copper cable in FS

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A 44-year-old male who was found with suspected stolen cable on the R706 road near Vierfontein, is in police custody.

The suspect was spotted by members of Vierfontein Visible Policing while they were busy patrolling between Viljoenskroon and Orkney. After noticing a white Colt bakkie with three occupants, the vehicle was stopped by police members.

According to police spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele, two suspects ran away when they were stopped. “Upon searching the bakkie, copper cable with an estimated street value of R 7000 was found,” said Makhele.

The suspect is said to be from Mabopane near Pretoria. Police also confiscated the vehicle.

The suspect will make an appearance in the Viljoenskroon Magistra te’s Court today while the investigation continues.

Compiled by Pierce van Heerden