Three arrested

2018-08-21 06:00

Mitchell’s Plain police executed an integrated operation focusing on cable theft and secondhand goods control in conjunction with the Law Enforcement Copperheads and Police Rapid Rail Unit on Monday 13 August­.

They focused on scrap metal dealers and recyclers adjacent to the Mitchell’s Plain railway line and including Mitchell’s Plain CBD, Beacon Valley and Tafelsig.

At 11:40 a 54-year-old woman was arrested when officers did a compliance inspection at a scrap yard in Francis Street, Tafelsig. They found four white doors and a bonnet allegedly belonging to a double-cab bakkie. They later found the bakkie abandoned in the Wolfgat Nature Reserve.

On further investigation, officers found a Mazda double-cab bakkie which was being stripped. They arrested two other suspects, aged 27 and 16, and confiscated a red VW Golf which was used to transport the vehicle parts.


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