Man in court after being found with stolen goods

2015-01-13 00:00

A 23-YEAR-OLD man appeared at the Bergville Magistrate’s Court yesterday on charges of possession of stolen property.

The man, a foreign national, was found with a large amount of cash, along with fake registration plates and a truckload of stolen office furniture.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said on Friday a truck was hijacked at Merrivale while travelling along the N3 freeway. Naicker said suspects threatened the driver with a firearm and then bundled him into the cabin of the truck.

“The men drove the truck loaded with office furniture to another destination where they dropped off the cargo before releasing the driver at the Colenso off-ramp,” said Naicker.

On January 10, the Ladysmith Cluster Trio Crime Task Team traced the stolen property to the Ematsheni area, following an around-the-clock investigation.

Police swooped on a shop near the Royal National Park where they recovered the load of furniture and arrested the man. — Witness Reporter.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.