Owner unaware of theft, but police recover stolen goods

2016-11-17 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Stolen items recovered.

PHOTO: supplied Stolen items recovered.

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A HOMEOWNER was shocked, and also relieved when he was notified by a Port Shepstone police officer that his house had been broken into while he was away, but that his stolen property had been recovered.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said last Friday Warrant Officer Patrick Gosling and Johan Zandberg were driving in the Port Shepstone CBD at 10am when they saw two men pushing a trolley loaded with items.

When they stopped them they and could not prove ownership of the items.

Wiid said after arresting the two men, they investigated and it was revealed the two had robbed a house in Rathbonville Road, Oslo Beach.

However, with the help of the Department of Home Affairs, they were able to trace the owner.

“In the trolley was a Plasma TV, a 32-inch TV, remote, cables and six speakers,” said Wiid.

Officers then called the owner who was en route to Harding.

“It was established that the two suspects watched the owner leaving his residence that morning and broke into his home and stole his property.

“They were both charged with housebreaking and possession of stolen property. They appeared in court and remain in custody,” said Wiid.

- Supplied.

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