4 railway thieves have been apprehended by the Police in Mpumalanga and Pretoria.
The police launched in an announcement on Monday that in a joint operation focused to deal with theft and damages of essential infrastructure within the rail setting a 38yr-old man in Hercules, Pretoria was arrested on Friday.
The operation was carried out by the SAPS, the passenger rail company, Telkom and Tshwane metro police officers.
He has been charged with copper theft and tampering with important infrastructure.
#sapsHQ A joint cowl op that kinds a part of an built-in operational plan to deal with theft and damages of essential infrastructure within the rail setting has led to the arrest of a 38yr-old man in Hercules, Pretoria on 11/09 #RejectAndReportStolenGoods MEhttps://t.co/fgR7QdirWa pic.twitter.com/oAWYcVaVs1
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In Mpumlanga, three males had been nabbed by the police whereas transporting railway infrastructure which value over R1 million.
One of many three arrested is an worker at a scrap metallic enterprise.
They had been arrested final week after law enforcement officials together with Transnet officers, staked out the enterprise in Kromdraai.
They noticed the three males loading their vans with stripped railway tracks.
One of many suspects tried escaping in a van which crashed right into a wall.
He was capable of escape from the scene however he was later tracked by the police and arrested on Saturday.
The trio had been arrested in reference to the theft of rail infrastructure valued at over R1 million.