A 37-year-old suspect was arrested on Thursday, 10 December 2020 for theft of diesel in Ogies.

It is alleged that Transnet experienced a drop in pressure on the pipeline and deployed a team who noticed a vehicle next to the pipeline and information was relayed to security.

On arrival, the security noticed a double cab bakkie that immediately sped off at high speed. The driver of the bakkie lost control and landed in a ditch.

One suspect was arrested and others fled on foot. The suspect will appear before the Ogies Magistrate’s Cout on Monday, 14 December 2020.