Neigh, my bru - trio nabbed for selling stolen transformer from back of horse-drawn cart

08 October 2019 - 18:51 By Matthew Savides
A horse, named Inspector, was used as a transport mule for a stolen electricity transformer in Cape Town. The three men who handling the horse were arrested.
A horse, named Inspector, was used as a transport mule for a stolen electricity transformer in Cape Town. The three men who handling the horse were arrested.
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Cape Town police on Tuesday arrested two men trying to sell a stolen electricity transformer from the back of a horse and cart.

City of Cape Town law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said that officers with the metal theft and rail enforcement units were on patrol in the Bellville area at about 9.30am when they received information that three men were attempting to "sell off a transformer at a scrap metal dealer".

They arrested the men who were, perhaps surprisingly, "on a horse and cart in possession of an electrical distribution transformer".

"Upon questioning it was discovered that the transformer was taken from the Transnet property in Maitland. The distribution transformer is valued at R1.2m, and this excludes labour costs to repair the damages," he said.

The three are set to appear in court on a charge of possessing stolen property.

"The horse, who goes by the name Inspector, was impounded by the Cart Horse Protection Association," said Dyason.


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