Cops nab municipal diesel thieves

2010-11-24 14:19

Two Nelson Mandela Metro municipal workers were arrested for stealing diesel worth R145 000.

The two employees were caught emptying diesel from a municipal diesel tanker into 25-litre drums on a Koedoeskloof farm on the outskirts of Uitenhage, said Lieutenant Colonel Priscilla Naidu.

She said police believed the two employees were taking diesel in this manner twice a day since February 2010.

She said police acted on a tip off.

“A case of attempted theft of diesel and possession of property suspected to be stolen is being investigated against the men,” she said.

The men were expected to appear in court soon.

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