Jewellery theft: more cases linked

2011-11-25 00:00

POLICE are investigating additional charges of housebreaking and theft against two of the young men who were charged with theft of R1 million worth of gold jewellery during a burglary at a flat in Pietermaritzburg on September 19.

Warrant Officer Calvin Adimulam, opposing bail for Addil Ali and Gaven Chetty, testified that Ali is alleged to be the mastermind behind the burglary. He knew the complainant, Viji Padayachee, who had been a friend of his mother for more than 30 years.

Adimulam said he has so far linked Ali to four additional cases of housebreaking and theft committed in July and August this year, and Chetty to two more cases.

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