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Stolen truck and goods worth over R1 million swiftly recovered

May 3, 2018
Stolen truck and goods worth over R1 million swiftly recovered

Quick response by Sergeant De Brugge, Constable Fischer and Port Elizabeth K9 Sergeant Oosthuizen and Constable Naicker led to the arrest of two suspects and the recovery of a stolen Isuzu truck with goods to the value of almost R1 million on Wednesday. 

"The members interviewed the complainant and he informed them that he was going to leave with the truck in the morning. He was sleeping at the Depot in Burman Road Deal Party and when he woke up he realized that the truck was missing," described police spokesperson, Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg.

"The truck was loaded with nappies and toilet paper.

"He reported this to 10111 and the Port Elizabeth Flying squad and K9 immediately followed up on information."

She said that whilst on patrol in Ferguson Road, New Brighton, the truck came towards them and stopped.

"Two suspects jumped out of the truck and ran away. The members gave chase on foot and successfully arrested both suspects."

In commending the members, Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, said; "This success shares how our strategic deployment of resources in the Nelson Mandela Municipality and surroundings is helping eliminate the space for criminals. Our members' speedy response prevented the loss of life and recovered very costly stock to its rightful owners. Well done to the members."

The suspects, who are due to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court this week, face charges of possession of suspected stolen property.