A 39-year-old man is due to appear before the Estcourt Magistrates Court on Monday, 16 November 2020.
Last night at 23:47, information was received by Estcourt police about a group of people who were spotted stealing diesel and loading it into a truck while tempering with the fuel infrastructure at Mimosadale near Zampumpu Hostel. Police officers immediately responded to the scene and the suspect fled into the nearby bushes.
Police officers gave chase and the suspect was apprehended. Two fuel pipes, two spades, rope, a container and a truck was seized. His cellphone was also confiscated by police. Charges of theft and tampering with the fuel infrastructure were opened for investigation by Estcourt police.