The consistent efforts by police members to bring the perpetrators who are responsible for destroying the rail infrastructure to book, yielded success when members of the Maitland Crime Prevention Unit arrested a 32-year-old male for the possession of 111 meter signal cable in Melck Street, Maitland on3 February 2022 at about 12:30.
The members were busy with crime prevention patrols when they received information about a suspect walking with cable. Further investigations led to discovery of more cables hidden between bushes and branches.
Furthermore the same members arrested three suspects aged between 18 and 19 for the possession of two imitation firearms and an undisclosed amount of cash in Voortrekker Road, Maitland following a business robbery at a butchery at about 15:05. The members were alerted by the community of a business robbery and got a description of the suspects.
They spotted the suspects who fled the scene and gave chase.
The suspects will make their respective court appearances in Cape Town Magistrate Court on Monday.