Three arrested after stealing copper cables at Eskom power station in Kriel

2022-01-14 11:47:00 AM

Three arrested after stealing copper cables at #Eskom power station in Kriel

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Three arrested after stealing copper cables at Eskom power station in Kriel

The arrests were made after a shoot-out between the suspects, police and security guards.

Image:BloombergThree suspects were arrested after they were allegedly caught stealing copper cables at a Eskom power station in Kriel, Mpumalanga, police said.Police spokesperson Brig Selvy Mohlala said the suspects, aged 22 and 42, allegedly broke into the Matla power station on Wednesday night.

“While they [police] were searching, four suspects came running out of a container shooting at the police and a shoot-out ensued between the suspects, police and security guards. “The suspects fled but were later found by police hiding inside a truck that was parked on the premises and they were apprehended,” Mohlala said.

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Image: Bloomberg Three suspects were arrested after they were allegedly caught stealing copper cables at a Eskom power station in Kriel, Mpumalanga, police said. Police spokesperson Brig Selvy Mohlala said the suspects, aged 22 and 42, allegedly broke into the Matla power station on Wednesday night. Police spokesperson Brig Selvy Mohlala said the suspects, aged 22 and 42, allegedly broke into the Matla power station on Wednesday night. “While they [police] were searching, four suspects came running out of a container shooting at the police and a shoot-out ensued between the suspects, police and security guards.  “The suspects fled but were later found by police hiding inside a truck that was parked on the premises and they were apprehended,” Mohlala said.  “The suspects fled but were later found by police hiding inside a truck that was parked on the premises and they were apprehended,” Mohlala said. He said one suspect was rushed to hospital where he died from injuries sustained in the shoot-out. “Explosives of this nature were in the past found to have been used in ATM bombings at some places in the province and the arrest of these suspects will potentially assist the police in curbing this crime,” Hadebe said.

The other three suspects are expected to appear in the Kriel magistrate's court on Friday on charges of attempted murder, attempted theft and trespassing . The other three suspects are expected to appear in the Kriel magistrate's court on Friday on charges of attempted murder, attempted theft and trespassing . .