Police recover R2.5m worth of stolen goods in Eerste River

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Police in Cape Town has managed to recover stolen goods worth millions in Eerste River on Monday. 

After receiving information about a truck with cargo that had been hijacked in Bellville, the Western Cape Flying Squad reacted and investigated the incident.

“Their investigation led them to Firgrove where the empty truck was found. Further investigation resulted in the recovery of the stolen cargo comprising household appliances valued at an estimated R2 500 000 at various addresses in Eerste Rivier,” Colonel Andrè Traut says.

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Traut says that police are still investigating the circumstances around the case and that no arrests have been made yet.

In a separate incident, Khayelitsha police officers managed to confiscate unlicensed firearms and subsequently arrest those who had them in their possession.

“Eager to disarm criminals, members of Khayelitsha police took to the streets on foot and conducted a crime prevention operation in the Site B area last night, when their attention was drawn to a suspicious man who was searched. This search led to the discovery of an unlicensed 9mm pistol and ammunition, and the subsequent arrest of the suspect,” Traut reports.

The officers also acted on the information of an unlicensed firearm in Taiwan. An unlicensed 9mm pistol and ammunition were confiscated and a 33-year-old suspect was arrested.

The suspects will be expected to appear in court once they have been charged.