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Man busted with stolen boat engine

Nov 30, 2017
Man busted with stolen boat engine

A 27-year-old man is expected in court soon after he was arrested by detectives from Kenton on Sea SAPS after they received information about a stolen boat engine, which was reported on Sunday. The engine is valued at R18 000. 

"The information was followed up at 05:30 on Wednesday morning and the stolen item, which is a blue Yamaha boat engine was recovered and a 27-year-old male was arrested," described police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"He will appear in the Kenton on Sea Magistrates Court later this week."

She said that earlier this week, members of the Cluster OCC team also found several valuable items including a laptop speakers and electrical equipment. At the time no case docket was opened.

Brigadier Morgan Govender, the Port Alfred Cluster Commander said shortly after the arrest and the recovery, “Well Done Kenton Detectives! We acknowledge the commitment of these two police officers.

"Being a coastal town, we have residents who own boats and at this time of the year there is also an influx of holiday guests who bring along their boats. This culprit is known and hopefully these thefts will be stopped. We have increased our police visibility throughout the Coast and the Community can also expect Vehicle check points and Roadblocks. Please bear with our officers as these are for your safety."