Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, two suspects were apprehended by ET Rapid Response officers in Amanzimtoti for collecting cut electricity cables. ET Rapid Response managing director Tony Lokker reported that their officers, patrolling on Fraser Street, discovered severed electricity cables. The officers quickly relayed this information through the Community Crime Prevention Organisation (CCPO) radio network, prompting CCPO supervisors to deploy security officers to monitor the area.

Around 4 am, a vehicle stopped, and two individuals disembarked to collect the cut cables. CCPO officers, aided by ET Rapid Response, successfully detained the suspects after calling for backup. Amanzimtoti SAPS promptly arrived, arrested the individuals, and seized both the vehicle and the cables.

Applauding the collaborative effort, Lokker emphasized the effective teamwork of all involved parties. KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda stated that the 23-year-old and 28-year-old suspects were arrested for tampering with essential infrastructure and possession of suspected stolen property. They are set to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court soon.

On another note, the Hawks in KZN reported on Sunday that three individuals were arrested for possession of property suspected to be stolen. Following a tip about stolen copper cables stored in a Montclair residence, a joint operation led to the discovery of four sealed wooden drums containing eThekwini Municipality copper cables and 11 carrying cables, with an estimated street value of approximately R250,000. The owner of the house and two foreign nationals were arrested in connection with the incident.

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