Nelspruit: 17 April 2023 – A 35 year security guard was arrested for possession of suspected stolen copper cables in Delmas yesterday, 16 April 2023 at about 21:00.
According to information, the supervisor of AFRI Guard was patrolling on the R555 road between Delmas and Ogies, when he noticed one of his security vehicles, a Toyota Hi-Lux light delivery vehicle.
When the driver of the light delivery vehicle noticed his supervisor, he suddenly sped off and the supervisor followed to investigate.
The supervisor tried on countless occasions to stop the vehicle infront, with no success.
Finally the vehicle drove into a direction of a dead end road and was forced to stop. The supervisor quickly approached the driver only to find that it is one of his colleagues and three other occupants who managed to alight from the vehicle and fled the scene.
The security guard was then cornered by his supervisor. Upon searching the car 29 rolls of copper cables to the value of R150 000-00, that were allegedly stolen at Argent at the railway station were recovered.
He was taken to the police station where he was immediately arrested.
He will appear in the Delmas District Court tomorrow 18 April 2023 for possession of suspected stolen property with the possibility of adding the charge of tampering with essential infrastructure.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela was impressed by the conduct of one of the police partners in the fight against crime and for acting within the law without any favours.