Cape Town 100605 Wemer Schmidt was robbed R800 rand through a gumtree scam Picture Ayanda Ndamane

Cape Town - Four men have been arrested in connection with burglaries committed as far afield as Stellenbosch and Muizenberg, after a Gumtree advertisement featured some of the stolen property.

Police spokesman Captain Frederick van Wyk said the Bothasig police arrested the two men, aged 27 and 43, on Friday last week.

On Sunday, they followed up on the information, and searched a Bellville guesthouse where a further two suspects were arrested for possession of stolen property.

The first two men were held at the Parow police station, and the other two at the Bellville police station.

All four appeared in court on Tuesday, and were denied bail.

Items seized during the operation included three plasma TVs, cellphones, a camera, expensive perfumes, a laptop, computer box and jewellery.

The burglaries, according to Van Wyk, occurred in Stellenbosch, Muizenberg and Burgundy Estate, near Durbanville. He said the investigation was continuing to establish whether more suspects were involved.


In Mitchells Plain, the police are searching for two robbery suspects who robbed a 33-year-old man driving in Spine Road in Rocklands last month.

The two suspects, in a green Datsun, drove past the man, then stopped in front of him, jumped out and held him up at gunpoint.

They escaped with his wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information should call investigating officer Warrant Officer Trevor Nash on 083 226 2004, or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

[email protected]

Weekend Argus