Suspected cable thieves arrested

2017-06-22 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedThe recovered cable.

PHOTO: suppliedThe recovered cable.

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TWO men in their twenties were arrested by the Port Shepstone SAPS Highway Patrol on Tuesday near the Merlewood traffic lights for being in possession of suspected stolen cables. The seven metre length of copper cable as well as hammers, a hacksaw, a spade, pliers and a garden pick were seized by police as exhibits.
The cables were subsequently positively identified as being Eskom property.

SAPS spokesperson Captain Vincent Pandarum said that Warrant Officer Riaan Joubert and Constable Randhir Dhaniram were performing a routine crime-prevention patrol when they found the two men digging up the cables on the roadside. As they approached the suspects, they fled into nearby bushes.
“The police gave chase and arrested the suspects who were charged and detained pending their first appearance in court soon,” he said.
The case is being investigated by Detective Sergeant Roheena Makanlal of the Port Shepstone SAPS Detective Service. - Supplied.


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