Two men have been arrested after police seized batteries of cellphone towers with an estimated value of R150 000.
Members of the crime intelligence team of the Eden Police Area and Knysna Police made this breakthrough Tuesday in an operation in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
Sergeant. Police spokesperson Chris Spies said information was followed up and police went to a home in the suburb of Hornlee in Knysna where they found the batteries hidden in a room. There were also empty gas cylinders, power equipment and power tools.
According to a statement, police seized everything.
Then they went to homes in Concordia in Knysna and Kwanokuthula in Plettenberg Bay respectively. In Concordia, they found two more batteries and another in Kwanokuthula.
Two people have been arrested for possession of suspected stolen property. They are in custody and will appear in Knysna Magistrate’s Court as soon as they are charged.
Spies says detectives from Knysna are investigating the possibility that the find could be linked to the recent theft of other cellphone tower batteries.