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Crime 28 year old arrested for theft of copper pipes.

28 year old arrested for theft of copper pipes.
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28 year old arrested for theft of copper pipes.

A 28year old man was arrested for house-breaking and theft by Bethal community policing forum members after he broke into a house at Bethal Rand and stole copper pipes and other properties.

The suspect tried to run away after committing a crime and members of the CPF with the assistance from HABPS security managed to apprehend the suspect and handed him over to the police.

28 year old arrested for theft of copper pipes.
Suspect with the stolen copper pipes, water meter and cables

The police then took the suspect to Bethal police cells for detention and the suspect will appear at Bethal Magistrates Court facing charges of house-breaking and theft.

Also read: Police constable allegedly linked to Cash in Transit heist

“As police, we would like to thank the community policing forum members together with HABPS security for the job well done in apprehending the suspect and handing him over to the police.” Said Constable Thomas Mogadime, the Communication officer at Bethal SAPS.

Furthermore, Constable Mogadime encourage home owners to use oil paint on all copper pipes after installing them as this is the most effective measure to prevent theft of copper pipes or alternatively one can install plastic pipes for plumbing.

To report any crime to the police or for police assistance, the community can call Bethal police on 0608022876 or visit the SAPS website HERE

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