Western Cape police have nabbed eight men and recovered Eskom cables worth R2,5 million which were stolen during a truck hijacking in Piketburg last month.
According to the Western Cape police spokesperson, Ndakhe Gwala, the suspects between the ages of 29 and 49 were identified in Cape Town, which led to the identification of the storage place in Trafford Street, Blackheath. The premises were searched and six rolls of aluminium cables were seized. “The premises were searched and six rolls of aluminium cables were seized. Eight suspects aged between 29 and 49 were arrested for the possession of stolen goods, contravention of the Second Hand Goods Act and Contravening Infrastructure Criminal Amendment Act,” Gwala stated.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Blue Downs magistrate’s court on Wednesday, 29 June.
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