Northern Cape Police on Friday recovered more than R480,000 worth of stolen cellphone tower batteries.
Police spokesman Capt Olebogeng Tawana said the batteries were believed to have been stolen from a network tower in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape.< /p>
Modder River Police received a tip about a vehicle transporting the batteries, he said.
“They acted immediately on the information they received and discovered the vehicle, a white Toyota Fortuner the N12.
“After stopping the vehicle, one suspect jumped out and fled on foot while the other suspect was arrested. Police are on the trail of the suspect who escaped.”
Tawana said the arrested suspect will appear in court on Tuesday.
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