Metrorail nabs four for allegedly stealing railway components

Four men found with allegedly stolen railway components. File image

Metrorail was pleased to report the arrest of four suspects, including a scrapyard owner, who were found in possession of allegedly stolen railway components, in Germiston, last Tuesday.

It is claimed that one of the men, who had previously been arrested by Metrorail Protection Services officials for the possession of a traction motor cable, led officials to the scrapyard where they found 144 railway screws, two railway plates, three clips, 50m of copper cable and two brass bars used in a train accelerator mechanism.

 

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The scrapyard’s owner and two other men were arrested.

All four suspects were taken to the Germiston Police Station where they were formally charged.

The GCN has requested further details on the arrests from the Germiston SAPS and more information will follow when it becomes available.

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