A cable thief has been arrested at Akyem Osiem by residents and handcuffed to a building awaiting the arrival of the police.
The suspect who identified himself as Kwaku Abu was pursued and arrested at about 2:00 am Sunday by some residents of the Saviour community carrying quantities of stolen copper cables packed in a sack.
He however claimed he stole the items from Akyem Apedwa and was going to sell them at Koforidua but he did not have money to continue the journey.
He was handcuffed to a building throughout the night and expected to be handed over to Akyem Osiem Police.
Copper cable theft in buildings under construction have become a worrying phenomenon for building owners in parts of the Eastern region
A few suspects arrested in the region were established to be electricians by profession.
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