Tip-off leads to arrest of two for copper theft in CT

It’s understood the men tried to sell copper cable valued at R6,000 to a scrap metal dealer.

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CAPE TOWN - Two suspects have been arrested for copper theft in Lwandle in Cape Town following a tip-off to the city's metal theft unit.

It’s understood that the men tried to sell copper cable valued at R6,000 to a scrap metal dealer.

The dealer alerted authorities.

The City of Cape Town’s Wayne Dyason says: “Two suspects attempted to sell off 70,5 kg of copper cables and 25kg of electrical buzz to the dealer. The suspects, who claim to reside in Khayelitsha, were instead cuffed by officers who arrived on scene.”