The suspects, aged 27 and 37, appeared in Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court after they were arrested for possession of suspected stolen copper worth R500 000.
Norkem Park police arrested the two suspects on Sunday after they were found with 38-metre-long copper cables belong to Passenger Rail Agency South Africa (Prasa), Kempton Express reported.
Norkem Park SAPS spokesperson Captain Lesibana Molokomme said railway security officers picked up a signal that there was tampering with railway cables at the station.
“Upon searching around, the officers spotted two suspects under the bridge next to the station in possession of cables belonging to Prasa. The two suspects failed to prove themselves as the lawful owners of the property,” added Molokomme.
They, along with the stolen property, were handed over to the police. The suspects were charged with possession of stolen property and theft.
– Caxton News Service