The Rapid Rail Unit sprung into action yesterday in Khayelitsha, following an intelligence ran operation they seized R300,000 worth of PRASA cables.
NewsLiteSA has previously reported on the damages PRASA has fallen victim of in the past.
The RRU attended a storage yard and searched a container located in Site C and this is where they discovered a large number of cables. The 41-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of stolen property.
Cable theft has a major effect on the economy, thieves will steal the cables from public infrastructure and exchange the metals for quick money. These cables take some time to be replaced causing major disruption to South African citizens.
The suspect is awaiting to be charged and will attend the Khayelitsha court and answer to his alleged crimes.
“Cable theft has a detrimental effect on the economy of our country and we urge the public to report any suspicious behaviour in this regard to Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or by using our mobile application MYSAPS. ” says Col. Andrè Traut