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Stolen electronics valued at R80 000 and destined for PE intercepted in Alexandria

Jan 16, 2017
Stolen electronics valued at R80 000 and destined for PE intercepted in Alexandria

Diligence on the part of Alexandria Detectives resulted in the interception and arrest of a man transporting stolen goods from Kenton on Sea to Port Elizabeth over the weekend.

According to local police, on Sunday, at about 10:30, Sergeant Sunet Bakkes, a Detective from Alexandria, received information regarding stolen goods. Together with Constable Gxogxo, also a Detective from Alexandria, she rushed to the R72 and waited for the suspected vehicle to arrive.

"The vehicle was stopped with the assistance of the Vispol members on patrol," described police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"The vehicle was searched, and Const Gxogxo noticed something behind the Speaker Box. The Speaker Box was unscrewed and various tablets, cell phones, camers sunglasses and perfumes were found hidden."

The estimated value of the items recovered is R80 000. 

"A 25-year-old male has been arrested and detained," said Captain Govender. 

"He faces a charge of  Posession of Suspected Stolen Property. The goods recovered are suspected to be related to Housebreaking Cases that ocurred in Boknes earlier in the month."

The Port Alfred Cluster Commander: Brigadier Morgan Govender commended the members who sacrificed their time.

"It is indeed gratifying to note that despite policing demands our members remain dedicated and committed and came out to attend to this on their rest days! May your diligence serve as a beacon to and inspire others to  serve our community with pride!" he said.