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Western Cape police recover suspected stolen truck tyres worth R1.5m in Dunoon

Some of the suspected stolen truck tyres recovered in Dunoon, Western Cape. The tyres were suspected to have been stolen during a truck hijacking in Bellville and Mfuleni.

Some of the suspected stolen truck tyres recovered in Dunoon, Western Cape. The tyres were suspected to have been stolen during a truck hijacking in Bellville and Mfuleni.

Published Jun 8, 2022

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Rustenburg - Police in the Western Cape have recovered suspected stolen truck tyres with an estimated value of R1.5 million in Dunoon.

The alleged stolen tyres were found at a storage facility in McLaren Street on Tuesday.

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Western Cape police spokesperson, Captain Frederick Van Wyk, said members of the Provincial Serious and Violent Crimes Investigation Unit, followed up information of alleged stolen truck tyres kept at a storage facility.

“Upon arrival at the premises of the storage facility, it was found to be locked and the members could not gain access to it. They conducted surveillance from a nearby parking area until they observed the arrival of an unknown male at the facility, who had keys to unlock the gates and doors in his possession.

“The members approached the storage facility once the unknown male unlocked and entered the facility and found truck tyres to the estimated value of R1.5 million inside. The swift reaction and dedication led to the recovery of these stolen truck tyres,” he said.

He said a known bus company utilises the warehouse to do repairs on their buses and some of these stolen tyres were found fitted on one of the buses.

“The recovered tyres are linked to truck-jacking cases reported at Bellville and Mfuleni SAPS respectively.

“A 45-year-old male was arrested and will appear in court once charged. Further arrests are imminent,” he said.

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In an unrelated incident, he said Public Order Police received information regarding possible firearms and drugs at a premises in Mango Street, Delft.

“It is alleged the house at this premises was used by a street gang grouping to further their illegal activities. The information was operationalised and a search was conducted at the mentioned address. Upon arrival at the premises the members searched and seized rounds of ammunition.

“A 20-year-old male found on the premises was arrested for the illegal possession of ammunition and will appear in court once charged.”

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