Tuesday, 23 November 2021
Welkom: A Police Captain attached to the Welkom K9 Unit, was on vehicle patrol on 23 November 2021, when he noticed an Eskom bakkie with copper cables in Lindsay road; Welkom.
The bakkie was approached and the occupants, employees of Eskom, were asked for documents to be in possession of such large quantity of copper cable in the mine premises.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the copper cable was stolen from Eskom workshop in Alma road which was confirmed by the manager.
The two employees, aged 38 and 40 were arrested for possession of suspected copper cable with Eskom bakkie and Mercedez truck with a crane. The confiscated copper cable is 170 metres with an estimated value of R540 000.
The suspects will appear on the 25th November 2021 in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court.