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Cop in court for copper cable worth R20 000 (iol.co.za)

Rustenburg – A 41-year-old police sergeant found with copper link worth R20 000 is relied upon to show up in the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday, North West police said. 

Copper cables recovered in Klerksdorp, North West. A policeman was arrested after he was found burning copper cables.

Representative Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said Sergeant Frederick Wilhelm Barnard was captured on November 20 at Wilkoppies in Klerksdorp. 


"The sergeant was remanded in authority for a conventional bail application upon first court appearance last Monday following his capture in Wilkoppies, Klerksdorp, on Saturday, November 20," Mokgwabone said. 


"The charged was captured after the police reacted to a clue about a purportedly seen consuming man copper links at his premises. During the capture, copper links with an expected worth of R20 000 were seized. The examination concerning the matter proceeds." 


North West common magistrate Lieutenant General Sello Kwena said the capture would fill in as a notice to all SA Police Service workers that the individuals who perpetrate wrongdoing and mess up the appearance of the assistance, would be shown no benevolence. 


In a different occurrence, a 43-year-elderly person was captured for house burglary and robbery of an engine vehicle in Vryburg. 


As per Captain Aafje Botma, the man was captured following a house theft purportedly dedicated in the early long periods of November 25 in Kismet Park, Vryburg. 


"The proprietor of the house was snoozing when he was woken up by two men furnished with blades. The gatecrashers educated him to stay silent and covered him with a cover. 


"They purportedly took gems, a cellphone, a plasma TV, and a tote, then, at that point, escaped with the casualty's silver dark Toyota Corolla vehicle," Captain Botma said. 


Wrongdoing insight began gathering data and followed the taken vehicle, she said. The vehicle was deserted in Monotomosetlha casual settlement close to Huhudi. 


"Data on the taken things was likewise followed up a house in Huhudi was, in the long run, looked after a court order was acquired. 

"Things like the plasma TV, cellphone, and tote were found and seized. Subsequent to the recuperation, the 43-year-old suspect was captured. Examinations concerning the matter, including the following of the subsequent suspect, are in progress." 


The captured man was expected to show up in the Vryburg Magistrate's Court on Monday. 


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Frederick Klerksdorp Mokgwabone North West Rustenburg

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