Cambridge Police arrested four (4) suspects aged between 29 and 35, for housebreaking and theft, and recovered stolen items valued at R120 000 on Wednesday 13 May 2015 in Beacon Bay, East London.
The suspects, gly believed to be part of a syndicate involved in various housebreaking and theft incidents in and around Cambridge, East London, Beacon bay and King William’s Town, were arrested during an operation following a community tip-off.
Six big flat screen televisions believed to have been stolen in the above mentioned areas were recovered from different places where they were already sold in East London.
Thorough investigation by the police led to the recovery of three television sets in various shops in East London CBD. Two Play Station Programs and two laptops were also recovered in town.
The suspects led police to various houses in NU-1, 3 and 6 in Mdantsane, where three more television sets were recovered.
We appeal to members of the public who had their television sets stolen in recent weeks to come forward and view the recovered property at Cambridge police station and claim them if positively identified.
The suspects are due to appear in the East London Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 18 May 2015.
Cambridge Station Commander, Brigadier Nomso Siganga applauded her members for the excellent work. “Housebreaking and theft, is a serious crime that affects our communities and businesses in a major way. We have put a plan in place to tackle the problem, while there is still a lot to be done. We believe that this arrest is going to make a big difference in reducing crime in our area.” she said.
Source : South African Police Service