GQEBERHA – Three suspects were so engrossed in their criminal activity, that they were oblivious of police watching them dig up cables in Deal Party last night, 21 January 2023.
SAPS Mount Road members were patrolling in old Grahamstown Road when they noticed the suspects busy digging copper cables out of the ground at the railway lines. Digging implements and already dug up copper cables, were confiscated.
The suspects aged 31, 33 and 38 years, were detained on charges under the Criminal Matters Amendment Act – damage to essential infrastructure and will appear in the Gqeberha magistrate court tomorrow, 23 January 2023.
Source: South African Police Service