Police arrest suspects found with stolen railway tracks

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Police confirm an arrest of a 40 years old man working for a well-known waste management company in connection with stolen railway tracks.

The stolen property is said to be worth around R 1,4million.

On Monday members from the Middelburg Serious Organised Crime Investigation together with Afriguarr, Transnet and Durban Harbour Police kept observation on a group of suspects at Kromdraai who were loading stripped railway tracks onto a truck.

Suspects then fled the scene seeing police officials approaching them and two were apprehended on the spot.

The third suspect fled using the company’s van.  He however crashed his getaway vehicle into a wall before fleeing.

Despite his attempts, he was finally arrested on Saturday at his residence in Vosman after the Hawks relentlessly followed up on information about his whereabouts.

He joins his two accomplices, Thulani Rodrigo Khumalo (33) and Dumisani David Nkosi (38) who were arrested on Monday and made an appearance at Vosman Magistrates Court on Friday.

Suspects are set to face charges of damaging of essential infrastructure, theft and possession of stolen property.

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