Cable was charged with a second offense after attempting to bribe Tshwane Metro Police with R2,660

Cable was charged with a second offense after attempting to bribe Tshwane Metro Police with R2,660

During his arrest, a cable thief attempted to bribe members of the Cable Theft Unit of the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) with R2,660. He now faces an additional charge.

The thief attempted to bribe police officers in order to avoid imprisonment.

The 45-year-old suspect cable thief was apprehended in Bronkhorstspruit on February 3, 2023. He was allegedly in possession of sacks of copper removed from municipal cables.

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Executive Mayor of Tshwane Randal Williams stated that members were on patrol when they spotted a scrap metal dealer.

The cable thief bribed the police.

The suspect told police that he was a foreigner.
“Upon entering the premises for inspection, they discovered copper concealed in bags that had been taken from cables.

The owner could not offer adequate proof of ownership. The suspect attempted to convince investigators that he was an Angolan national, but he is actually a South African.”

Randall Williams

On the suspect’s property, unit members discovered two small bags containing suspected drugs and a substantial amount of alcohol.

The suspect attempted to bribe the officers with R2,660, according to Williams.

The cable thief is charged with possession of suspected drugs and stolen copper, illegally selling alcohol, and bribery.

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The cable thief bribed the police.
These copper wires were removed from the infrastructure of the city of Tshwane.
Williams lauded the TMPD’s continuous efforts to secure the nation’s essential infrastructure, noting that they do so with little resources.

“The Cable Theft Unit works around-the-clock to combat this epidemic. The city claims it is strengthening its hands and enhancing coordination with communities, private security firms, and the South African Police Service on the ground level.”

William Williams

Call 012 351 1550 to report cable theft or suspicious activities near city infrastructure.


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