Two City of Cape Town employees amongst three arrested for stolen copper buzz bars

Two City of Cape Town employees are amongst three suspects who were arrested by Western Cape police, for being in possession of stolen copper buzz bars

PICTURE - SAPS: Two CoCT employees arrested for stolen copper buzz bars

The police’s Ndakhe Gwala said the joint operation between the Economic Infrastructure Task Team and the City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Investigation unit conducted an intelligence driven operation on Wednesday in Ndabeni.

‘’The joint operation was carried out in the Ndabeni area [on Wednesday], where it was discovered that the suspects had illegally booked out copper buzz bars worth R445 246-07 from the stock room during 2022. They transported the stolen copper to a known scrap dealer in the area .

‘’Two males were arrested yesterday [[Wednesday] and a third one this morning [Thursday], under the Criminal Matters Amendment Act. The stolen copper remains to be retrieved,’’ she added.

The three suspects aged 41, 48 and 49 will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s court, once they have been charged. 


Done By: Mitchum George


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