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Watch: Vandals caught red-handed cutting off bridge aluminium railings in Gqeberha

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Metro Police officers in Gqeberha have arrested three men caught on camera cutting aluminium piping from a bridge on a Gqeberha off-ramp.

Footage of the suspects cutting the pipes using a saw was circulated on a community WhatsApp group. It was sent to Metro Police officers who quickly responded to the scene and caught the suspects red-handed.

Acting Metro Police Commissioner Andrew Moses says the collaboration was a prime example of how the scourge of vandalism can be approached.

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“Cable theft and damage to infrastructure place a heavy burden on the municipality‚Äôs service delivery programme as much-needed resources must be reverted to repairs instead of improving conditions for the community at large,” he said.

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In the video, one suspect can be seen trying to remove a section of steel pipe that forms part of the railing, while his accomplice milled idly nearby.

The suspects were caught in the act and arrested for damaging essential infrastructure.

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They are expected to appear in court soon to face the relevant charges.

AlgoaFM reported that in May this year on a different section of the Albany Off-Ramp, vandals ripped out metal expanding joints resulting in the road being closed.

Watch the video below:

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