CNS News 15.1.2018 01:16 pm

Suspect caught stealing a water meter

According to a resident, the suspect said he was at his home fixing the meter.

A man was caught stealing a water meter at Highveld Park, Witbank, Witbank News reports.

According to Sanele Gumede who resides in the area, he stated that he was at his home fixing the meter. Gumede went inside his yard to collect more tools and as he came out he saw the suspect run away.

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The suspect caught at Highveld Park on Tuesday, January 9 for stealing a water meter. (Photo: Melissa Nel)

The suspect caught at Highveld Park on Tuesday, January 9 for stealing a water meter. (Photo: Melissa Nel)

A man managed to stop the suspect by parking his car right in-front of the suspect.

nside the suspects bag were copper items, tools and gloves. He was caught stealing a water meter at Highveld Park on Tuesday, January 9. (Photo: Melissa Nel)

Inside the suspects bag were copper items, tools and gloves. He was caught stealing a water meter at Highveld Park on Tuesday, January 9. (Photo: Melissa Nel)

“The man who stopped the suspect saw that as I went inside the yard, the suspect stole the water meter,” Gumede explained.

Law Enforcement officers attending the scene at Highveld Park where a suspect was caught stealing a water meter on Tuesday, January 9. (Photo: Melissa Nel)

Law Enforcement officers attending the scene at Highveld Park where a suspect was caught stealing a water meter on Tuesday, January 9. (Photo: Melissa Nel)

Frik van Dyk from the South Africa Community Crime Watch Witbank (SACCW) and response members from neighbourhood watch Highveld Park responded to the call.

Law enforcement officers also attended the scene. The suspect was apprehended by police.

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