Suspected cable thieves arrested

Officers retrieving the cables that were almost stolen. Picture: Supplied
Two suspects were arrested for the alleged possession of stolen property at Bonteheuwel railway station on Sunday December 1.
Members of the Metal Theft and Rail Enforcement Units received a tip-off about cable theft.
They followed up and inspected a nearby property where the cables were reportedly kept.
The officers found the cable on the property.
Law enforcement spokesperson, Wayne Dyason, said: “Two suspects were arrested for the possession of stolen property. They will be charged in terms of the Criminal Matters Amendment Act one the origin of the cables can be verified as being a part of essential infrastructure.”
In another incident, Law Enforcement Rail Unit officers were called out to Netreg station where a suspect was busy cutting overhead feeder cable on Friday November 29.
The officers surprised the suspect who tried to get away. He was caught and placed under arrest.
A hacksaw and 190 metres of cable were recovered.
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