A man was caught red-handed while stealing diesel from one of the truck that are parked overnight at the Sweethomes Incremental Development Area in Phillipi, last night.
Law enforcement officers caught the 24-year-old suspect in the act and transported him to the Samora Machel police station.
He has been charged with theft and possession of stolen property.
Mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, said: “The Sweethomes Incremental Development Area is one of the housing project that officers will continue to monitor as thieves and vandals have in the past targeted the contractor’s equipment.”
He added that such acts of criminality slow down the completion of the housing projects.