Men bust for stealing cables

2014-11-17 00:00

TWO men allegedly caught red-handed stealing cables at Cedara railway station are expected to appear in court today.

Cables worth an estimated R10 000 were recovered by members of the Pietermaritzburg dog unit who arrested the suspects on Friday.

Police said Afriguard security guards were busy with routine patrols at the railway station at around 12.30 pm on Friday, when they spotted two men busy stealing the cable.

When they approached them the men fled, firing shots at the guards, who also returned fire.

Members of the Pietermaritzburg dog unit, who responded to a call for back up, arrived at the scene and succeeded in arresting the two suspects.

One of the suspects, who was tackled by a police dog, was later taken to hospital to receive medical attention.

Police seized an illegal 9 mm Norinco firearm with the serial number filed off, three live rounds of ammunition and 19 rolls of aluminium cable worth an estimated R10 000. — WR.

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