Copperheads catch robot battery thieves
By Sasha Forbes
14 January 2009
Following a tip off from a member of the community, the city’s Copperheads have arrested two council employees in connection with the theft of batteries which supply backup power to traffic lights during energy cuts.
“The community member wrote down the registration number and phoned it through us and from there on we followed the lead and we got in the end the dealership in Mitchell’s Plain, where they bought these robot batteries.” said Councillor Pietier van Dalen, Chairperson of the Copperheads
“Most importantly, we want to urge the public to continue supplying us with tip-offs which will help the City of Cape Town to root out theft and corruption within the organisation, so if anyone has any information, please contact The City’s toll free Anti-Corruption and Anti-Fraud line is 0800 32 31 30 and Tip-offs can be made anonymously.” says Councillor van Dalen.