Friday, 20 August 2021
Viljoenskroon: A 44 year-old male is in police custody following his arrest on Friday morning; the 20 August 2021, for allegedly being in possession of suspected stolen copper cable on the R706 road near Vierfontein.
Members of Vierfontein Visible Policing were on patrol between Viljoenskroon and Orkney when they noticed a white Colt bakkie with three occupants. Police stopped the bakkie and two suspects ran away.
Upon searching the bakkie, copper cable with an estimated street value of R 7000:00 was found. A 44 year-old male suspect from Mabopane; near Pretoria, was apprehended for possession of suspected stolen copper cable. The bakkie was also confiscated.
The suspect will appear before tge Viljoenskroon Magistrates’ Court on Monday; 23 August 2021. Investigation continues.