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SWIFT RESPONSE OF MOORREESBURG POLICE OFFICIALS AND FARMWATCH LEADS TO THE ARREST OF SIX SUSPECTS
2021/05/03      |  Written By:  Captain FC Van Wyk   |   Province:  Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE: 02 MAY 2021 - Shortly after 22:40 on Wednesday, 28 April 2021, police officials from Moorreesburg were contacted by a complainant who is a member of the local farm watch  that an alarm had gone  off at Neulfontein Farm Moorreesburg area. The complainant indicated  that he noticed on the CCTV footage that suspects were busy stealing cellphone tower batteries.

The police officials and the farm  watch members went to the N7 and were kept abreast of the suspects’ whereabouts by another farm watch member. 

From the information received, it appeared that the suspects were hiding items along the way.

The suspects moved over the N7 route where a vehicle stopped and the suspects climbed into the vehicle and moved towards the R311 road in the direction of Riebeeck West.

Their  vehicle was stopped and searched and members found five red Vodacom tower batteries  to the value of approximately R125 000 each. Further searches of the area led to the  police finding a hammer, bolt cutter and a crowbar at the tower.

Six suspects aged between 28  and 37 were arrested for tampering with, damaging- and/or destroying essential Infrastructure.

They are due to appear at the Moorreesburg Magistrate Court on Monday 03 May 2021 on the mentioned charges.