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17 Sep 2015
10:51 am

Joburg police catch thief stealing from Telkom vehicle


A suspect was caught in the act by police when they caught him stealing items from a Telkom vehicle in Fordsburg, Johannesburg.

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The 24-year-old was seen leaning into a Telkom vehicle on Wednesday, while the parastatal’s technician was tending to an issue on the corner of Dolly Rathebe and Lillian Road. Johannesburg Central police saw the suspect grab items out of the vehicle and when spotting the officers, attempted to get away but was soon caught.

“He was apprehended and the following items – a drill, raincoat, work suit, and screwdriver – were recovered,” said police spokesperson Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele.

“An investigation is underway and suspect will appear soon in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court.”