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citypowerNews24 reports that six armed men stormed a substation in Mulbarton, Johannesburg South, at the weekend, making off with equipment and personal valuables.  

City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said on Saturday the men arrived up in a truck at around midnight and overpowered the two security guards on duty.  The substation is undergoing a major upgrade and the contractor has been guarding the property.  The robbers broke into the storage area and loaded a 500-metre drum of cable and five 75mm copper cables into the truck.  While busy, a City Power electrician arrived at the substation trying to trace a Glenvista outage fault and he was also held and tied up.  The guards and electrician were robbed of three cellphones.  The electrician's toolbox, valued at around R3,500, was also taken.  A case of armed robbery has been opened at Mondeor Police station.

  • Read this report by Jenna Etheridge in full at News24
  • Read too, Robbers make off with cables in armed robbery at Joburg substation, at TimesLive

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