Police nab eight, get well stolen Eskom cables value estimated R2.5m

The suspected cable thieves have been tracked down in Cape City and detectives traced the stolen cables at a storage facility in Blackheath.

FILE: A common view of Eskom cables. Image: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN – Police have recovered stolen Eskom cables value an estimated R2.5 million that went lacking after a truck that was transporting the facility utility’s electrical overhead cables was high-jacked in Piketberg final month.

The suspected cable thieves have been tracked down in Cape City and detectives traced the stolen cables at a storage facility in Blackheath.

South African Police Service spokesperson, Ndakhe Qwala, stated detectives pounced on the ability earlier on Monday and arrested eight suspects.

“Six rows of aluminium cables have been seized. Eight suspects have been aged between 29 and 49. And have been arrested for the possession of stolen items, contravention of the second-hand items act and contravening [the] infrastructure legal modification act”.

The suspects will seem within the Blue Downs Justice of the Peace’s Court docket on Wednesday.

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