About 104 meters of feeder cable was recovered in Bonteheuwel on Saturday January 11.
Law enforcement officers received information that a group was busy stealing cable belonging to Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) along the railway line in the hot-spot area of Assegaai Street.
They followed up.
Metro police spokesperson, Wayne Dyason, said: “Upon arrival at the scene, the suspects who had early warning systems in place to alert them of law enforcement officers, fled the area.”
The feeder cable was recovered and no arrests were made.