Metrorail in the Western Cape says their additional security measures are starting to pay off.

This week three offenders were convicted of attempted theft in the Bishop Lavis Magistrates Court.

Metrorail spokesperson Riana Scott says one was sentenced to six years in prison, another to three years, suspended for five years and the third received a three year sentence.

She says: “We also recorded for the first time in a very long time zero incidents of vandalism overnight and only two of cable theft, this against previous double digit overnight incidents.”

“In this week, we also arrested 11 offenders for various crimes. The tally of offenders in custody awaiting trial now tops 100,” says Scott.