Three men were arrested and charged by officers of the Southern Division early Wednesday morning, after they were caught red- handed, stealing a quantity of cable, which is the property of the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago, in the Ste. Madeline district.
Officers were on patrol around 3:45am, on Wednesday when on reaching the Ste. Madeline Grounds; they observed a man standing on a ladder with a yellow hacksaw cutting a black cable attached to a wooden pole.
The ladder was being held by another man, while a third man was standing nearby with a pair of bolt cutters in his hands.
The officers approached the men and informed them that the cables were being illegally obtained.
The men were arrested and personnel from TSTT were contacted.
The cable was identified as being 38 meters of 400 Pair TSTT Aerial Copper Cable.
The men, ANTHONY SCOTT, 68, RICHARD RAMBHAJAN, 55 and SHERWIN SWAN, 25, all of the Ste. Madeleine district, were subsequently charged with larceny of fixtures, by PC Boodram, on Wednesday.
The accused are expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, to answer to the charges.
Corporal Rampersad and PC Bedassie assisted in investigations.