Stolen vehicle and copper cables recovered, six arrests, Mitchells Plain

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Stolen vehicle and copper cables recovered, six arrests, Mitchells Plain
Stolen vehicle and copper cables recovered, six arrests, Mitchells Plain

Members of Mitchells Plain police followed up on information received about a suspected stolen vehicle in Vredenburg Street, Westridge. Upon arrival at the scene on Monday 4 February 2019, at approximately 15:20, they noticed a red Mazda with registration CA117-556, and after further investigation it was established that the vehicle was stolen in Philippi.

Three suspects aged 28, 35 and 50 were arrested on a charge of possession of presumed stolen property. The vehicle was seized and taken to Bellville South storage for safeguarding.

In a separate incident, information was followed up on Tuesday 5 February 2019, at about 07:15 by members of Mitchells Plain police about people stealing cables along the railway line. Three suspects aged 25, 46 and 51 were found in possession of cables and arrested on a charge of possession of presumed stolen property.

A total of 20 m copper cable and 15 m aluminium casing were seized in this incident.

All six suspects will appear in Mitchell Plain Magistrates’ Court once they have been charged.

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