A security guard has been arrested after he allegedly stole a copper cable from a business premises in Imvubu Park, KwaZulu-Natal.
The suspect, who was supposed to be guarding the site, was reportedly arrested on Saturday night after he stole 15 metres of cable from the business property, Northglen News reported.
Greenwood Park police spokesperson Warrant Officer Leon Audh said the guard was nabbed shortly after a private security company spotted him burning the stolen cable.
Audh said the owner of the business was called to the scene at around 8:30pm and when he arrived at the scene, he realised the property had been opened and raided. He called the police who arrived in and arrested the man.
In a separate incident, four security guards, aged between 24 and 41, were arrested in connection with metal and iron theft in Sebenza, Kempton Park, in Gauteng last year.
Sebenza police spokesperson Constable Sharon Tshotshotsho said police received a tip-off that security guards were involved in theft at a particular metal and steel company in the industrial area.
“Police arrived at the property and found four security guards loading metal and iron into a security vehicle,” added Tshotshotsho.
All suspects were arrested for theft. On interrogating the suspects, police found they had already sold a first load of metal to a scrapyard.
The owner of the scrapyard was fined for buying stolen goods, added police.
– Caxton News Service