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Community armies vs armed gangs: it’s war in Eldorado Park

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Community armies vs armed gangs: it’s war in Eldorado Park

Local patrollers have apprehended nine suspected cable thieves after a spate of ongoing power outages

Senior journalist

A war between armed robbers targeting electricity cables in Eldorado Park and an army of community members intent on protecting their power supply has erupted — with the community set to declare victory after 14 arrests within hours.

The community of Eldorado Park has been hit by ongoing power outages and has now taken to sorting out the problem itself after weeks of failures by City Power security and police, who have been unsuccessful in apprehending the culprits.

Local ward councillor Dwain Ponsonby has been leading a community group in actual combat as they “deal with this ongoing heavy problem ourselves because nobody else is going to”...

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