Man arrested for possession of stolen cell tower batteries, Port Alfred

A 43-year-old male was arrested on Saturday, 30 March 2019, after being found in possession of stolen property.

This followed after police in Kwazakele followed up on information that lead them all the way to the R72 in Port Alfred about stolen cell tower batteries and solar panels being transported on a bus.

At 18:00 the bus was spotted and stopped. On searching the bus, police confiscated 20 cell tower batteries, two solar panels and a flat screen television. Total value of the stolen goods are estimated to be over R400 000.

A 43 year old male was arrested and charged for the possession of the stolen goods, which he was allegedly transporting to Zimbabwe.

He is appearing before the Port Alfred Magistrates Court today.

Source: South African Police Service