Cape Town Copper Cable Thief Dubbed Spider-Man Nabbed Red-Handed by Police, SA Amazed: ’Easy Catch”

Cape Town Copper Cable Thief Dubbed Spider-Man Nabbed Red-Handed by Police, SA Amazed: ’Easy Catch”

  • A man in Cape Town was found scaling a tall railway pole, only to be caught red-handed stealing copper cables
  • Local residents called the police who prevented the man from suffering a dangerous fall upon his arrest
  • Bonteheuwel's ward councillor, Angus McKenzie, detailed the man's well-known history of criminality

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Cape Town copper thief
A thief was nabbed stealing copper cables in Cape Town. Image: Stock photos
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CAPE TOWN - A man was spotted climbing a tall railway pole but Cape Town residents soon discovered that he was stealing copper cables.

When confronted by local residents, the man from Bonteheuwel made a daring jump but was caught by police officers, who prevented him from a potentially severe fall.

Cobber cable thief was on police's radar

According to SowetaLIVE, Bonteheuwel's ward councillor, Angus McKenzie, revealed that the man had a notorious track record of criminal activities.

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McKenzie said the suspect has been a headache for authorities with both gang-related and cable theft issues. The councillor thanked residents for swiftly contacting the police to address the situation.

Cape Town thief compared to Spider-Man

McKenzie humorously described the man's descent from the pylon as resembling Spider-Man's agile movements, before his arrest by law enforcement.

He added that he hopes that the South African Police Service (SAPS) will pursue charges against the individual, potentially resulting in a denial of bail and a mandated minimum sentence.

SA discuss daring copper cable thief

Read some of the comments below:

Tebogo Tms said:

"In Hillbrow, we see this every day, all the street lights are off even in front of the police station ."

Peter Mnguni wrote:

"People must govern not only politicians who give us 7th-grade service shame and collisions must lead us not for themselves."

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Jikaman Mokgokong mentioned:

"What goes up must come down even an eagle comes down to drink water."

Samuel Ketsise commented:

"Easy catch for the police."

Brenda T Mokoena posted:

"Ska wara ke South Africa Mo."

Zimbabwean National gets 15-year sentence for copper cable theft and illegal immigration in Limpopo

In another article, Briefly News reported that a Zimbabwean man who is in the country illegally has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing copper cables from a Limpopo farm and an additional six months for being in South Africa illegally.

Shepard Munorwa, 30, was convicted for tampering with essential infrastructure, theft of copper relating to essential infrastructure and illegal immigration by the Musina Regional Court.

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