53 Cellphone towers shut down in South Africa due to theft, vandalism

South Africa’s infrastructure is being stolen. The latest casualty is mobile-phone company MTH, which has announced that it has lost 53 cellphone towers in Gauteng, the country’s industrial heartland and had to shut them down.

The company said it was … Read the rest

S. African blacks strip and steal whole school building in 2 months

Wholesale vandalism has seen an entire abandoned Port Elizabeth school simply vanish into thin air – stripped of everything but its concrete floor and support beams in under two months.

Using wheelbarrows, cars, vans and even their heads to transport … Read the rest

Wholesale vandalism has seen an entire abandoned Port Elizabeth school simply vanish into thin air – stripped of everything but its concrete floor and support beams in under two months.

Using wheelbarrows, cars, vans and even their heads to transport … Read the rest

8 suspects arrested for stealing roadside metal crash barriers in KZN

The KZN Police Integrated Vehicle Task Team arrest eight suspects for the theft of metal crash barriers. Whilst on duty last night at approximately 23:00, the team spotted a group “conducting road work” on Himalaya Road, Merebank. On further inspection … Read the rest

Heavy sentences demanded for murder trio

ruralagedThe South African Police Service in Limpopo on Monday will be demanding heavy sentences for a black couple and an associate on trial for 53 charges, which include murder, attempted murder, robbery, fraud, theft, racketeering and possession of drugs.

The … Read the rest

Five blacks steal R1 million worth of copper cables

copper-wireFive men were arrested in Inanda on Saturday for possession of suspected stolen copper, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Captain Thulani Zwane said police acted on a tip-off which led them to a house in Esikebheni where copper cables were found.

“The … Read the rest

Blacks hack off safety barriers in Johannesburg to sell for scrap metal

Four men have been arrested for allegedly stealing steel safety barricades from the M2 freeway, at the Joe Slovo offramp, Johannesburg metro police said on Monday.

“Metro police were alerted of four men cutting and removing the steel safety barricades … Read the rest

Traffic officer shoplifts from Edgars in full uniform

shopliftingA traffic officer and a security guard have been arrested for shoplifting in Heidelberg, police said on Friday.

Constable Mathews Tshabangu said they were arrested on Thursday after being caught on camera stealing clothes at Edgars.

The officer, in full … Read the rest

$53 million jewelry heist in Cannes

A staggering 40 million euro ($53 million) worth of diamonds and other jewels was stolen Sunday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europe’s biggest jewelry heists in recent years, police said. One expert noted the crime … Read the rest

Most wanted Mpuma criminal in court today

One of Mpumalanga’s most wanted criminals, suspected drug-leader Douglas Mogakane, will appear in the Mhala Magistrate’s Court in Thulamahashe on Thursday.

A Sapa correspondent reported that Mogakane would appear in connection with more than 10 charges including from murder, armed … Read the rest

Black crowd steal pigs from overturned truck while South African police look on

A crowd of people rushed to steal pigs from an overturned truck near Badplaas in Mpumalanga, Beeld reported on Thursday.

NSPCA inspector Petro Oosthuizen said the truck, carrying 139 pigs to an abattoir, overturned near the town on Tuesday afternoon.… Read the rest

Three Cape Town policemen appear for theft and extortion

Three policemen accused of theft and extortion appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Thursday.

They allegedly kicked down Anton Pillay’s door last February and confiscated a plastic bank bag containing 15 sachets of tik and R1650, he … Read the rest

New York criminals prefer Apple devices

The New York Police Department is deploying a surge of detectives to patrol an increasingly mean new beat: Facebook and other social networks.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Tuesday that he’s doubling the number of detectives assigned to combating local … Read the rest