Cable thieves defeated
Congratulations to residents who this morning intercepted a gang making their getaway with about 100m of heavy Telecommunications cable in Doringkloof Spruit. The cable is normally buried underground and was apparently pulled from a Telkom manhole.
Residents alerted by barking dogs and Kiewits, spotted the suspects dragging the cables near the bird-hide at 02h10.
The community mobilised and one suspect was arrested after a chase by residents in the spruit, and handed over to SAPS. The suspect was also found in possession of some light hand-tools in a backpack.
The picture shows the thick multi-core telecomms cable that was recovered.
We thank those who responded with torches and radios to stand perimeter and help search through the wet grasses at 03h30 in the morning.
Reported by Marcus Dekenah.