Tip-offs lead to arrests

2015-05-06 09:27
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Some of the 20 tons of wattle stolen from SappiI, recovered by Buffalo Security

PHOTO: supplied Some of the 20 tons of wattle stolen from SappiI, recovered by Buffalo Security

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REACTING on information received Buffalo Security made a big breakthrough in the recovery of stolen goods and arrested timber thieves.

On Friday 24 April, following a report that a truck had been seen offloading timber at a house in the New Hanover area, Buffalo Security discovered that the timber had been stolen from a Sappi depot at Seven Oaks. Twenty tons of wattle had been stolen, and recovered. A man was arrested and charged with the theft.

Last Wednesday, reacting to another tip-off that a man had been seen digging up and stripping cable from the railway yard near Greytown Hospital, Buffalo Security reaction officers moved in. The suspect tried to run away, but was caught and a roll of stripped cable was recovered.

The suspect admitted selling stolen­ cable to a Greytown scrap dealer.

SAPS is investigating the scrap dealer with reference to the receipt of stolen property.

Greytown SAPS, when charging the suspect, found he was also wanted in Gauteng on a charge of assault

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