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Stolen batteries recovered

On Tuesday, 28 January Shift-B SAPS members, under the command of Captain Lushaba, recovered 32 stolen cell-tower batteries.

The members of this unit were patrolling when they instructed the driver of a white Colt bakkie to pull off to the side of the road. The bakkie had four occupants inside, but they ran away from the vehicle as soon as it came to a standstill.

Along with the 32 batteries, the police officers also recovered the passport of a Zimbabwean male and a cellphone, which will assist them in finding and arresting the suspects.

The vehicle was impounded and Vodacom, MTN and Cell-C have been notified regarding the matter and will soon send someone to identify from which towers the batteries were stolen.

A job well done to Captain Lushaba, Constable Mazibuko, Constable Nkosi and Constable Xaba.

On Friday, 24 January another article appeared in the Excelsior News stating that on Sunday, 19 January members of the Mahamba SAPS (Police Relief B) also arrested three suspects with Zimbabwean passports after they were found with 35 batteries stolen from cell-towers. Is this becoming the newest trend amongst thieves?

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