Sunday , August 1 2021

Security guard and six accomplice were nabbed for cable theft at the Bank of Lisbon building



City Power said it was one of seven people who were arrested on Sunday for allegedly stealing the electricity infrastructure, a security guard stationed to protect the Bank of Lisbon building in Johannesburg.

Spokesman Isaac Mangena said security guards found a "suspicious" Hyundai truck near Helen Joseph Street and attempted to stop the car.

Du Officers chased and the car finally stopped at Braamfontein. Mangena arrested 48 suspects with 120 × 4-core copper cables, two flat-screen TVs and 136 circuit-breakers.

The suspects, two months ago in Johannesburg, the building burned in the Bank of Lisbon stolen the items, he said.

Security guards were part of the teams assigned to protect critical underground tunnels in the CBD and announced the presence of valuable equipment, including cables.

City Power CEO j Water Lerato Setshedi has adapted the security strategies accordingly, stating that the urban underground tunnels have been continuously targeted.

"This arrest [proves] The goal of these criminals is the continuous supply of electrical copper cables and other components. However, as our efforts to protect our tunnels increase, the crime is now turning to softer targets. Ancak

The suspects were handed over to the police.


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