It is alleged that on 8 May 2015 at about 01:00, police received information that 12 gas bottles were stolen from the yard of a local Corporation in Hopetown. Police immediately acted on the information and the gas bottles were found at two different houses in Steynville, Hopetown.
Three men aged 18, 19 and 20 were arrested and charged with theft. The value of the gas bottles is estimated to be R5000-00. Police searched the suspects and found 3 half mandrax tablets and a little dagga on the 18-year-old man. He was also charged with possession of drugs.
All the suspects will appear in the Hopetown Court today. The investigation continues.
Source : South African Police Service