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Cambridge police nab three suspects and stolen electronics

By Charl Bosch - May 15, 2015
Cambridge police nab three suspects and stolen electronics

Cambridge police have the confirmed the arrest of four suspects and recovery of electronic equipment worth R120 000 following a house break-in in Beacon Bay on May 13th.

Speaking in a statement, police spokesperson Lieutenant Nkosikho Mzuku said that the men, aged 29 and 35, are believed to be part of a syndicate targeting houses around the Cambridge, Beacon Bay and King Williams Town areas.

Mzuku stated that police traced the men to various houses in Mdantsane following a tip-off and found, amongst others, six flat screen televisions, two Play Stations, two laptops and a further three television, the latter on sale in shops owned by foreign nationals in the East London CBD.

“House break-ins and theft, is a type of crime that affects our communities and businesses in a major way,” Cambridge Station Commander, Brigadier Nomso Siganga, said.

“We have put a plan in place to tackle the problem, while there is still a lot to be done. We believe that this arrest is going to make a big difference in reducing crime in our area”.

The men are expected to appear in the East London Magistrate’s Court on May 18th.