4 arrested for stealing manhole covers

2014-07-01 11:02
(File)

(File) (Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Four people were arrested following a raid on a scrap yard in Putfontein where 18 steel manhole covers were recovered, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Tuesday.

The four, aged between 20 and 26, were arrested on Monday afternoon and charged with theft of council property, Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago said.

"All the 18 manhole covers recovered were positively identified as belonging to Ekurhuleni municipality water department.

"Residents of Crystal Park had to every morning contend with ensuring that the dangerously exposed manholes are attended to in order to avert both vehicle damages and pedestrian injuries," Kgasago said.

The four were expected to appear in the Benoni Magistrate's Court soon.


Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
18 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Your body is extra sensitive to the energies around you today. If you have been burning the candle at both ends, you will benefit...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.