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Foot Chase Leads To Arrest Of Wanted Copper Thief

A wanted theft suspect was arrested after his description matched CCTV footage and a short foot chase ensued. Our teams found copper pipes and a hacksaw in his possession.

On Friday afternoon at approximately 14h00, members of our Special Operations Team noticed a suspect walking on Old North Coast Road matching the same description from CCTV footage of a suspect wanted for a theft and trespassing case on Parthab Road in Avoca.

As soon as the suspect noticed our teams were on to him, he immediately fled on foot and after a short chase he was caught and arrested. Upon searching the bag in the suspect’s possession, pieces of copper pipes and a hacksaw were found.

The suspect was handed over to the Greenwood Park SAPS, who arrived on the scene a short while later, for further investigation and processing.

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