7 arrested for theft in Eastern Cape

2014-06-22 09:00


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Johannesburg - Seven men believed to be part of a syndicate that uses remote control jammers and steal valuable items from motorists were arrested on Saturday in Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said.

The men were between the ages of 25 and 35 years old, Lieutenant-Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said.

Five of the men allegedly used a remote control jamming devise to prevent motorist from locking their cars, enabling them to take any valuable items.

Two of the men were arrested for buying stolen goods.

An eighth man was arrested on Friday after he was seen by a security guard at the Myezo Spar.

The men were arrested after police investigations. Fatyela said the suspects targeted motorists at shopping centres and complexes.

Police recovered six remote control jamming devices, a firearm and three laptops.

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