A man has faced court charged with the alleged theft of thousands of dollars worth of copper cable at Rutherford.

Police have been told more than 3km of cabling was stolen from a business on Racecourse Road over four separate occasions in the past week with an estimated value of more than 22-thousand dollars.

Following extensive inquiries, police went to an address at Mulbring on Monday and arrested a 36-year-old man.

He’s now before the courts charged with four counts of larceny.