Electricity cable theft alarms police

Copper cable theft PIC: SOWETANLIVE
Copper cable theft PIC: SOWETANLIVE

Serowe police say their policing area has been hit by a wave of Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) electric cables theft, currently keeping the police on their toes.

Serowe Police Assistant Station Commander, Assistant Superintendent Bophelo Ntatiwa revealed to be overwhelmed by cases of electric cable theft with the hard hit areas being Mannathoko and Semane wards.

Ntatiwa said currently they are investigating two cases that occurred over the weekend but he is worried as they recorded strings of such cases in the past weeks. “These criminals target vacant houses, cut electric cables connecting electric poles to the houses. I am pleading with people to consider leaving someone to occupy their houses rather than leaving them unoccupied for a very long time.

Editor's Comment
Women's bodies are not a man's playground!

In most of these cases, all this violence is done in the name of love! Love is a beautiful thing and no one who claims to love another can ever wish harm on the object of their affection let alone inflict pain upon them.A few weeks ago, the nation was shaken following the gruesome murder of two little innocent souls by their father, who after that painful act committed suicide. One of the biggest challenges that we face as a nation is that we...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up