KWAZULU-NATAL – On Tuesday 2 August 2022, Hawks members from Pietermaritzburg Serious Organised Crime Investigation arrested two security guards aged 27 and 37 for theft of copper cables which happened at Hidcote area in Mooi River.

Members received information about two security guards who were cutting copper cables in the area. It is alleged that they loaded the cables in their vehicle and fled the scene. Security Company was contacted and the two security guards were questioned. A pointing out was conducted and 670 meters of copper cable to the street value of approximately R180 000-00 was recovered.

Transnet officials positively identified the stolen cables and the two suspects were charged for theft as well as damage to infrastructure. They are expected to appear in the Mooi River Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

Source: South African Police Service