- SAPS recovered R6 million worth of stolen municipality cables in Randfontein
- 4 Foreign nationals have been arrested in the bust
- South Africans slammed the suspects and praised police for their good work
The South African Police Service (SAPS) recovered R6 million worth of stolen municipality electricity cables in Randfontein.
Four men and one woman were arrested in the bust on Tuesday.
The suspects were taken in at a scrapyard where they were caught with the stolen material.
The Randfontein Herald reported that the 4 men are foreign nationals while the woman was employed at the scrapyard.
Briefly.co.za understands that community members tipped off police and thus played an important role in the arrest.
Rand West City Local Municipality (RWCLM) representative, Tshidiso Thlaripe, praised the police officers for the arrest.
He also said, “Communities have recently been hit hard by electricity outages, resulting in many spending hours without access to electricity. Furthermore, the municipality had to spend more money on replacing the stolen cables.”
Thlaripe also added that this was the start of a crackdown on all scrapyards within the municipality.
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