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Johannesburg - Three employees at the Ekurhuleni electrical depot in Kempton park, Johannesburg, were arrested on Thursday for possession of stolen goods, Gauteng police said.

The three men, aged 20, 33 and 40, stole a metre of copper steel from the depot, Superintendent Vusi Mabanga said.

The steel was found under a blanket in one of the men's vehicles during a random security check at the gate, Mabanga said.

The men would appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court soon.