Man caught stealing from train

2011-08-11 21:38

Johannesburg - A man was arrested on Thursday near Bronkhorstpruit after he and eight others allegedly stole goods with an estimated value of R200 000 from a broken down train, Gauteng police said.

Police received a tip-off at 02:00 about a group of men who were unloading goods from the train in Bapsfontein and raced to the scene, said Constable Sally Skhosana.

"They saw the police coming and ran away, leaving behind boxes loaded with laptops, DVD players and other valuables.

"The police gave chase and caught a 20-year-old man, who is believed to be from nearby Kanala informal settlement. His accomplices vanished into the bushes," she said.

The suspect was expected to face a charge of theft in the Bronkhorstpruit Magistrate's Court on Monday.

His accomplices were still at large.

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