Thief who focused cellphone towers sentenced to 500 years in jail
30-year-old David Jenkins was given jail sentences totaling 500 years on Thursday.
David admitted to 25 thefts at cellphone towers earlier than the Cape City regional court docket.
He pleaded responsible to the theft of kit value almost R1.7m in January and February of 2018.
He was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for every of the 25 counts of theft with seven years of every theft suspended. The remaining 13-year jail phrases will probably be served concurrently.
Nationwide Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila stated Jenkins primarily focused MTN towers in Dunoon, Desk View, Paarl, Bellville, Parow, Strand, Lwandle, Mowbray, Hermanus, Hawston, Durbanville, Duinefontein, Melkbosstrand, Kraaifontein, Eerste River, Goodwood, Athlone, Delft, Elsies River and Milnerton.
David stole broadband gear in a collection of crimes which the prosecutor, Ronelle Stone, stated have been significantly tough to resolve.
“There’s a sharp enhance in these kinds of offences within the jurisdiction of this court docket. The implications of those offences are of a really critical nature and the punishment imposed ought to serve to guard society,” stated Stone.