Cable Thieves Bust in Sir Lowry's Pass Village

Copperheads catch cable thieves in the act in Sir Lowry’s Pass Village

The City of Cape Town’s Metal Theft Unit (Copperheads) yesterday morning made an important breakthrough in the metal theft hotspot area of Sir Lowry’s Pass Village, Somerset West, when they caught two cable thieves that were busy stealing street lighting cable.

Members of the Copperheads came across the two men, aged 21 and 31 and residents of Sir Lowry’s Pass Village, when they were conducting their routine hotspot patrols in the area. The men were caught stripping six metres of street lighting copper cables alongside Sir Lowry’s Pass Road. The Copperheads immediately arrested the men and confiscated the cable.

The men are being detained at the Somerset West Police Station on charges of theft and malicious damage to property and are awaiting trial. The value of the cable they tried to steal is approximately R2 400.

The men are suspected to be linked to the theft that took place in the area two weeks ago, when 126 metres of cable worth R50 000 was stolen. Another suspect in this crime is still at large. Since this incident, the Copperheads have been doing routine patrols in an attempt to prevent similar incidents from occurring.

The cables stolen at both these occasions provide power to the street lights on Sir Lowry’s Pass Road which is a main link between Sir Lowry’s pass Village and the N2 highway.

Members of the community are requested to please come forward with any information that could lead to the arrest of further persons involved, by contacting the Copperheads toll free number 0800 222 771.

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