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Kimberley - Two men were arrested in Kimberley on Monday in connection with copper theft, Northern Cape police said.

Copper worth about R75 000 on the street was sold to a scrap metal dealer in Kimberley for R6 500, said Lieutenant Andrea Cloete.

“Police received information about a silver Opel Corsa travelling with suspected stolen copper,” she said.

Two men, aged 29 and 34, were arrested at the Shell Ultra filling station on the N12 after being linked to copies of identity documents they left at the scrap metal dealer, said Cloete.

A date for their court appearance was not immediately available.