This morning at approximately 05h15, the Marshall Security Emergency Dispatch Centre received reports via a WhatsApp Crime Alert group about a suspect stealing a shut-off valve at the corners of Tyne Avenue and Parthab Road in the Avoca area.
Multiple Armed Response Officers were immediately dispatched and arrived on scene within seconds. They spotted the suspect in the act of stealing and promptly apprehended him.
Greenwood Park SAPS were informed and arrived on scene a short while later. The suspect was then transported to Greenwood Park SAPS and will be facing charges of theft and damage to state infrastructure.