-

CrimeTwo severely burned suspects succumb to their injuries

Two severely burned suspects succumb to their injuries
T

TWO SEVERELY BURNED SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR PIPELINE FUEL THEFT

MPUMALANGA – Two suspects aged 28 and 39 were arrested by members of Fidelity Security during the night of Thursday, 21 January 2021 at Kendal near Phola.

Listen to the article here

The pair were arrested after Transnet control room detected a fuel pressure drop on the pipeline. Authorities responded to the identified spot and apprehended one suspect who attempted to run away. He had fresh burn marks all over his body. There was a big fire in the maize field nearby and upon inspection, they realised that the flames are from the burning Transnet pipeline.

The Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team and local police were summoned to the scene for further investigation. Following an intensive search, a second suspect who was also badly burnt was apprehended after he was found hiding under a bridge.

Emergency services were summoned and the two suspects were transported to the hospital under police guard. All the exhibits which included a white Mazda bakkie, generator and pieces of charred clothes were confiscated for further investigation.  

Also read: Water restrictions as Rand Water demand more

The suspects were expected to appear before the Phola Magistrate’s Court on Monday 25 January 2021 to face charges of malicious damage to property, tampering with essential infrastructure and theft of fuel but unfortunately, the two suspects who were arrested for pipeline fuel theft succumbed to their injuries at Witbank Hospital.

Read more on the Hawks HERE

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Two severely burned suspects succumb to their injuries

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Open fires and firebreaks prohibited 2021

That no person shall from Thursday, 06 May 2021 make an open fire in open air, allow it to...

Transvaal Training and Development reach out to the community

Transvaal Training and Development train Police and CPF Transvaal Training and Development reached out to the Trichardt community and trained...

Happy Mothers Day to all mothers

Happy Mothers Day from everyone here at the Bulletin to all our mothers. We hope that honouring this one day...

Kruik se Oggenddiens, 9 Mei 2021

Welkom by kruik se oggenddiens van 9 Mei 2021 Vanoggend se tema: "Wat kan ons leer my Maria se lewe?" https://youtu.be/Vts2NGRl6Vw Die...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you