Rail infrastructure destruction, 5 arrested, Mitchells Plain

South African Police Service

Rail infrastructure destruction, 5 arrested, Mitchells Plain
Rail infrastructure destruction, 5 arrested with copper cables, Mitchells Plain

On Thursday, 12 March 2020, members attached to Mitchells Plain SAPS arrested five men aged between 23 and 42 for damaging and removing essential rail infrastructure and possession of presumed stolen copper cables. At about 06:30 the members acted on information about suspects who are removing copper cables from the Mitchells Plain rail way line adjacent to 7th Avenue Eastridge.

Upon their arrival on the scene, police found two men in possession of a large quantity of copper cables next to the railway line. The members followed up further information which led them to a nearby street in Eastridge where a three more suspects were found in possession of copper cables.

The members confiscated approximately 120 meters of Cantenary and Overhead copper cables. The copper cables has an estimated street value of R80 000-00.

The suspect appeared on Friday, 13 March 2020, in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate Court on charges relating to the Criminal Amendment ACT (causing damage and tampering with rail infrastructure), possession of presumed stolen property.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service