Two ar­rested for Del­mas diesel theft

Pretoria News - - METRO -

TWO men have been ar­rested for al­legedly steal­ing diesel from a Transnet pipe­line in Del­mas in Mpumalanga, the Direc­torate for Pri­or­ity Crime In­ves­ti­ga­tion (Hawks) said.

The two were ar­rested af­ter Transnet se­cu­rity guards spot­ted a diesel tanker with eight men next to it, Cap­tain Di­neo Lucy Sek­go­todi said.

The sus­pects ran off af­ter they re­alised that they had been spot­ted, but the guards man­aged to ar­rest two men, one of them al­legedly the tanker driver.

“A fur­ther search yielded no fur­ther good re­sults for the se­cu­rity guards, de­spite be­ing joined by the (Hawks) se­ri­ous or­gan­ised crime in­ves­ti­ga­tion team, the Del­mas SAPS, Wit­bank SAPS and Fly­ing Squad.”

Of­fi­cers seized a 20 000-litre diesel tanker and two small gen­er­a­tors.

One gen­er­a­tor was con­nected to a hose to ex­tract diesel from the pipe­line. |

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