Fed up villagers beat copper cable thieves before handing them over to police

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Fed up villagers beat copper cable thieves before handing them over to police

Four men were arrested, and a quantity of copper cable wire was seized after officers responded to a report of larceny of cables on Saturday.

Around 2:30 am on Saturday 6th August, two officers attached to the Central Division responded to a report of larceny cables at Mamoral No. 2.

On arrival at the scene, the officers met with two Estate Constables of the TSTT Task Force who had four male suspects in their custody, and a length of copper cable.

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One Estate Constable told police that around 1:45am, they received information and proceeded to Mamoral No. 2 where they observed a damaged Nissan Tiida vehicle in the centre of the roadway. They also observed a number of villagers surrounding four men who were lying on the ground at the side of the roadway.

The villagers reported that the four men were caught stealing cables and they performed a ‘citizen’s arrest’. The villagers also pointed out a length of cable and indicated that the men were found with it in their possession.

The suspects were then conveyed to the Gran Couva Police Station for further enquiries and then taken to the San Fernando Medical hospital to be treated for injuries.

A length of “50 pair copper Cable”, 31 metres was recovered.

Investigations are continuing.

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