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Alleged copper wire thief busted by East London police as accomplices flee

Feb 15, 2019
Alleged copper wire thief busted by East London police as accomplices flee

East London K9 unit members were on Thursday patrolling around Dawn Wilsonia when they spotted three males with heavy bags.

"With the assistance of an off duty member from East London SAPS, they went to investigate and inspected the bags," said police spokesperson, Captain Hazel Mqala.

"Upon searching the bags a copper wire weighing 20kg was recovered."

She said that while the police were inspecting the bags, two male suspects managed to run away leaving the bags unattended.

However, police officers managed to arrest a 39-years-old male suspect for possession of suspected stolen property.

"The suspect will appear in the East London Magistrate's Court on Friday."

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