Cable theft incidents on the rise in Eikenhof, Walkerville and surrounds

Cable theft continues to plague our communities as WAR Security responded to a distressing incident in the Carina Road area of Eikenhof. The alarming incident sheds light on the ever-increasing challenges faced by authorities in combating this illicit activity.

Early on Tuesday, WAR Security received multiple security activations from a client site in Carina Road, Eikenhof, setting off a rapid response by their armed reaction team. Upon arrival at the scene, security personnel confronted a grim situation.

Three individuals, identified as “3 Bravo Males,” were discovered in the vicinity of a transformer. Rather than surrendering peacefully, the suspects escalated the situation by opening fire on the officers before fleeing into the nearby dense bush.

A subsequent investigation revealed the grim extent of their crime. Approximately 300 meters of valuable cable had been ruthlessly severed, with the copper stripped away, likely to be sold on the black market for profit. The incident underscores the audacity of cable theft operations in our region, which cause not only financial losses but also disrupt essential services for the community.

Law enforcement authorities were immediately notified, and the South African Police Service (SAPS) has taken over the case. Fortunately, no injuries were reported amongst the responding officers.

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the need for continued vigilance and enhanced efforts to combat cable theft, which has become a pressing concern for both authorities and the community. It is imperative that we work together to protect our vital infrastructure and ensure that these criminal activities are curbed effectively.

2 thoughts on “Cable theft incidents on the rise in Eikenhof, Walkerville and surrounds

  • October 12, 2023 at 11:36 am

    Perhaps we are getting to the stage where it will be more economic for society to facilitate decentralization of power generation to the micro level through Eskom providing longterm leasing of Green power combo sets where the lease charge includes a local security force levy…


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