WESTERN CAPE – Paarl East Police recovered copper cables worth R400 000 in Chicago, Paarl East during a raid on Wednesday, 04 January 2023.
The station received a tipoff and assembled a team of Crime Prevention Unit members, Sector Managers and new recruits to follow up on the information. They subsequently raided three houses in Chicago, when at the third house, a bucket filled with stripped copper wire was found. The police arrested a man in his early fifties on the scene and the copper was confiscated.
Once charged, the suspect will appear in the Paarl Magistrate’s court.
Members of the community are encouraged to report illegal activities on 08600 10111 or utilize the MySAPS mobile application.
Source: South African Police Service