Cape Town cops seize another getaway cart loaded with stolen property

10 October 2019 - 08:13 By TimesLIVE
Thunder is in the care of the Cart Horse Protection Association after his owners were arrested in Cape Town on October 9 2019, on suspicion of being in possession of stolen railway lines.
Thunder is in the care of the Cart Horse Protection Association after his owners were arrested in Cape Town on October 9 2019, on suspicion of being in possession of stolen railway lines.
Image: City of Cape Town

For the second time this week, alleged thieves in Cape Town hoofed it with their loot on a horse and cart.

Two men arrived at a scrap metal dealer in Epping on Wednesday to sell railway tracks, said City of Cape Town law-enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason.

The tracks and other metal items that belonged to the Passenger Rail Agency of SA were loaded on a cart being pulled by a horse named Thunder.

Officers from the city’s metal theft and rail enforcement units arrested the men on suspicion of being in possession of stolen property.

Thunder was impounded by the Cart Horse Protection Association, which is also caring for Inspector, the horse involved in a similar incident on Tuesday.

Inspector’s cart was loaded with a stolen R1.2m electricity transformer when city law-enforcement officers came across it while patrolling in Bellville.

The transformer, which three men were allegedly trying to sell to scrap dealers, was stolen from a Transnet property in Maitland.


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