South Africa: Partnership Policing Leads to Arrest of Suspect for Possession of Prasa Stolen Property in Woodstock

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Partnership policing over this festive season yielded good successes during the early hours of Monday morning (2019-12-09) at about 05:30, when Woodstock SAPS and Neighbourhood Watch members arrested a man in Beach Road, Woodstock for being in possession of 47 meters of PRASA train copper cables.

The arrest occurred during crime prevention patrols when police and neighbourhood members cornered a man who was pushing a wheelie bin. When he noticed the authorities, he started to run but officers caught up with him and effected an arrest. The members brought the suspect back to his bin and recovered and seized 47 meters of copper cables belonging to PRASA.

The 35 year old man was arrested for being in possession of stolen property. He will appear in the Cape Town's Magistrates Court once charged.

This collaboration involving community safety structures in crime prevention initiatives, will be ongoing throughout the festive season.

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