29 May 2015
Two suspects aged 25 and
26-years-old are set to appear in the Cape Town’s Magistrate Court on Monday
facing charges related to possession of stolen property and theft.
The suspects were arrested on Thursday
in Woodstock after they broke into a car and stole valuables worth an estimated
value of R35 000.
Sergeant Hilton Malila said the
arrest follows after the police received information from the public about a
known suspect that was in possession of a black computer bag at the stables
situated in Browell street Woodstock. Police members reacted swiftly and
searched one of the rooms situated at the stables, and during a search we
recovered the black computer bag in the possession of the known suspect, as
indicated by the community.
Malila said a preliminary
investigation on the scene led the police to another room where an iPad were
also recovered in the possession of a second suspect. The two men, who were
found in possession of the items, could not account to ownership of the
property and they were subsequently arrested for being in possession of
presumable stolen property.
“During further investigation
we manage to trace the owner of the property, who confirmed that his vehicle
was broken into at the Salt River circle a couple of minutes ago and that he
was in the process of reporting the incident. The items were identified at the
police station and handed back to the lawful owner” Malila added.
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