|Duo up for stealing copper cables|
|Thursday, 05 July 2012 11:57|
TWO men, who allegedly stormed Chitungwiza Sewerage Works’ Industrial Area and siphoned transformer oil before stealing 33kg of copper cables worth US$ 11 080, have been arrested.
Only US$6 600 worth of the loot was recovered, according to police.
The Act criminalises vandalism of Zesa equipment for generating or transmitting or supplying of electricity.
Prosecutor Mr Henry Muringani told the court that on June 28 this year, the two hatched a plan to storm Chitungwiza Sewerage Works’ Industrial Area where they cut and stole 11/33KVA copper cables weighing 33kg and destroyed a 100KVA transformer and siphoned 224 litres of oil.
The two, however, ran out of luck when they were intercepted by members of the public from the scene of crime while carrying the loot.