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Man caught trying to steal from an east cellphone tower in Silverton

Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICAA man was caught red-handed trying to steal equipment from a cellphone tower in Silverton on Friday.

Brinant security spokesperson Stephen Wolmarans said security officers received a tip-off from a community WhatsApp group and responded immediately.

“There were two suspects on the scene; one was managed to been arrest, but the other one unfortunately got away,” he said.

Wolmarans said the men were trying to steal batteries from the tower and had already disconnected the cables when security officers saw them.

The apprehended man was handed over to Silverton police.

The man will appear in court on charges of thivft.

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