Report stolen drain covers

2018-02-13 06:00
Drain covers stolen in Somerset Park.

Drain covers stolen in Somerset Park.

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Somerset Park in Retreat has seen an increase in stolen drain covers.

Following reports by residents, the ward councillor, Kevin Southgate, visited the park and found that 10 covers had been stolen in one day. More drain covers have been stolen around Lakeview, Somerset and Retreat.

Southgate says: “Having followed up on the complaints and visited the sites, I noted more than 20 drain covers missing in just one week. (It was) stolen in areas of Lakeview, Somerset Park and Retreat. This is not the first time and I’m urging residents to be vigilant and report these activities.”

After Southgate visited the site and reported the matter, Law Enforcement followed up on information received from the community and interviewed the alleged perpetrator.

“We were then led to the vlei where we saw the drain covers lying in the water. The matter is receiving further attention. The metal ones are more than likely broken up and then sold as scrap. I’m not sure what they do with the ones made of recycled materials,” says Southgate

V To have a drain cover replaced, send an SMS to 31373.

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