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Police have arrested two men after uncovering storage facilities of stolen goods worth more than R5 million in Stikland and Bellville South.

Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said the diligence of the detectives attached to the Provincial Organised Crime Unit (Anti-hijacking Unit) led to the recovery of the stolen property.

“On Monday night, the members acted on information after a truck transporting cigarettes was hijacked on 15 October 2020 in Kuilsrivier.  The police were led to a facility in Stikland where the cigarettes were recovered,” she said.

Rwexana said a preliminary investigation then led police to another storage facility in Bellville South, where more presumed stolen property was confiscated.

“The stolen property comprised jewellery worth R5 million taken from various stores  in Cape Town, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in 2019. Printers, toners and cameras were also found,” she said.

According to Rwexana, the investigation team conducted another search at the residence of one of the suspects and seized 14 stolen cellular phones worth R283 000.

She said the suspects, aged 32 and 40, have been arrested for possession of presumed stolen property and are set to appear in the Bellville magistrates’ court.

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