ARTICLES RELATING TO THEFT

‘Gadget Gang’ suspected in hit at Pinetown school

2016-02-11 10:00

The police are still searching for a gang responsible for a string of burglaries at schools in and around Pietermaritzburg.

SA car-jamming: Users share their shocking experiences

2016-02-04 10:01

'You won't believe how long remote-jammers have been operating' says an SAPS member, one of many Wheels24 users affected by car-jamming in SA. Read their shocking experiences.

Gadget Gang hits Cato Ridge, as 5 PMB schools assess their losses

2016-02-03 12:54

As yet another principal arrived to find his school had been burgled on Tuesday, other schools targeted in the recent spate of burglaries are counting the costs of the stolen and damaged ­property.

Man held on theft charges escapes from hospital

2016-01-27 12:20

A man arrested on theft charges at the weekend escaped from Northdale hospital yesterday while under police guard.

‘Gadget Gang’ a priority

2016-01-21 11:45

The police are still on the hunt for a gang of thieves who stole more than 100 computers from several Pietermaritzburg schools.

70 computers, cash stolen as robbers target several schools in city

2016-01-19 13:03

Several former Model C schools have been targeted by criminals, ­leading to the theft of more than 70 computers, cash and sports equipment, including a high-end racing bicycle.

Bail for ‘coffee mafia’

2015-11-24 13:39

A businessman with ties to both Pietermaritzburg and Durban stands accused of stealing 21 000 kg of coffee beans destined for coffee manufacturer Nestle South Africa.

Alleged car thief on the run following raid

2015-11-12 10:30

A 27-year-old man is on the run after police pounced on his home in Gezubuso, on the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg and found stolen cars and car parts.

Pongola councillor still ducking and diving after container theft

2015-10-19 10:00

Luke Nxumalo continues in his role as municipal councillor even though the Pongola Magistrate’s Court found him guilty of stealing a steel container.

Reward offered for ‘priceless’ fences stolen from Macrorie House Museum

2015-10-07 12:27

The Macrorie House Museum is ­appealing to scrap yards to be on the lookout for their “priceless” fences which were stolen over the weekend.

 

Brand your livestock

2016-02-08 09:30

Livestock thieves are well aware that if they are caught with unbranded stolen livestock, there is little chance of being convicted.

WATCH: SA car-jammer steals from unsuspecting driver

2016-02-03 15:58

A Cape Town driver becomes the latest victim of car remote-jamming. Watch as a thief is captured on CCTV stealing from a 'locked' vehicle.

‘Thirsty’ thief targets shops in CBD

2016-01-28 12:11

A cunning thief operating in Pietermaritzburg’s CBD distracts his victims by asking for water before making off with whatever he can grab.

Gang hits fourth school

2016-01-26 11:32

So brazen has the Gadget Gang become that its members have broken into yet another school and stolen computers, this time directly opposite one of the city’s biggest police stations.

Hunt is on for Gadget Gang

2016-01-20 15:18

Schools have been warned to lock down their equipment after yet another institution was robbed of over 30 ­computers.

Stolen bag secretly returned to owner Back in her hands

2015-11-30 14:24

Possibly any woman’s worst nightmare ended in smiles for a local teacher when her stolen handbag was mysteriously returned to her doorstep two days later.

Five ways to prevent ID theft

2015-11-12 13:05

Preventing your identity from being stolen can also protect your credit profile, says a vehicle and asset finance company.

Trailer with stolen bicycle parts found in New Hanover

2015-10-19 11:15

Vigilant police work yielded a major find and two arrests for separate cases that officers have been investigating since early this year.

‘Priceless’ stolen fence pieces recovered

2015-10-13 11:15

The Macrorie House Museum has ­recovered some of their 150-year-old fence after a good Samaritan found ­pieces of it at his scrapyard.

Truck hijacked for smokes

2015-10-02 07:30

Brazen hijackers attacked a delivery truck in the Allandale area, capturing the driver and escaping with undisclosed amounts of cash and cigarettes.

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