2 held in Cape Town for theft of water meters

2016-08-31 17:34

Cape Town – Two people have been arrested for crimes relating to the theft of water meters in Cape Town, a City law enforcement inspector said on Wednesday.

The City's metals theft unit, acting on a tip-off on Tuesday, found a man with 23 of its brass water meters, said Wayne Dyason.

The meters were confiscated and he was arrested for possession of stolen property.

This led officers to the second person, a sub-contractor for the City, who was arrested for theft.

Dyason said defective water meters that were removed and replaced with plastic water meters had to be returned to the City for condemnation.

The 23 water meters were never reconciled with the waterworks department, but were instead handed over to the first accused to sell.

The suspects would soon appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court soon.

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