Police arrested six for cable theft 

The Rietgat police in Soshanguve have arrested six cable thieves found nearly 100 kilograms of copper

By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA

THE RIETGAT POLICE in Soshanguve have arrested six cable thieves found nearly with 100 kilograms of copper cable. The wife of one of the six suspects tried to play clever by trying to bribe the police with R 10 000 in cash yesterday morning.

According to Captain Stephen Maluleka, the Rietgat SAPS closed the net on six suspects who were found in possession of an estimate of 80 kilograms of copper and tried to bribe officers of the law with R10 000 in cash.

The wife one of the suspects tried to bribe the police with R10 000

“The arrest comes after the dedicated members spotted and stopped a white Mitsubishi double cab bakkie along the Soutpan Road. Upon searching the vehicle they found ten straps of copper hidden underneath the recycled cans.”

“Amongst the six arrested suspects, a wife of the kingpin was arrested for attempting to bribe the police officers. All these arrested suspects are of foreign descent,” said Maluleka.

The six suspects will appear at the Soshanguve Magistrate Court on charges of theft and bribery soon. africa@africakamahamba.co.za

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