PRASA - Goodwood Community Take Back Their Railway

PRASA - Goodwood Community Take Back Their Railway

The Goodwood community came to the aid of Metrorail Security and successfully apprehended a cable theft suspect. At 10:41 am on 6 January, PRASA Security Personnel driving along the N1 from Belville to Cape Town opposite Monte Vista, noticed a suspect pulling electrical cables next to an informal settlement.

The Security team stopped on the side of the road and approached the suspect. The suspect proceeded to dump the cable in an attempt to get rid of the evidence and ran away crossing over the N1 freeway.

The Security team proceeded to investigate the scene of the crime and found an additional four suspects in the act of illegally digging and pulling Metrorail cables from the ground. One of the suspects jumped the wall and fled while the other three suspects were caught. The three detained suspects were found with five meters of cable and digging tools.

While the security team was awaiting back-up from the team deployed at Monte Vista, they received word that the Goodwood Neighbourhood Watch and Byers Security (a private company) had apprehended the one suspect who had previously escaped.

PRASA Security found the members of the Goodwood Neighbourhood watch already at the police station with the suspect unharmed.

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