Nyanga Saps say come fetch your phones

2015-05-07 06:00

Nyanga police are appealing to robbery victims to come forward after busting a man for allegedly selling stolen cellphones from his Crossroads home. 


Nyanga police are appealing to robbery victims to come forward after busting a man for allegedly selling stolen cellphones from his Crossroads home. PHOTO: SAPS

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Nyanga police are appealing to Crossroads residents who have been robbed off their cellphones to come to the station following the arrest of a man for allegedly selling stolen cellphones at his house.

According to the police the 30-year-old man was caught with stolen cell phones and two cameras stashed inside his house.

“The man was apprehended after a tip-off on Friday, 01 May in Mangxaba Street in Crossroads. This was after police received a tip off about robbed cell phones that are sold in this house,” said Sitshitshi.

Sitshitshi said police found various cellphones on the man’s bed, under it and others stashed in the cupboard.

“When police arrived at the house they found these following phones: A black Hi Sense, Blackberry, a black Nokia 306, black Samsung CTIC, white I phone, black Samsung, black Samsung Vodafone, black Nokia, Nokia X3, Nokia X2, black Nokia C2, BLSCK NOIA 161, black Nokia 1280, black Nokia 300, black nokia CC5,” she listed.

She said that they also found two cameras: a black and maroon Nikon as well as a silver Canon Cameras.

“We are requesting those who were who were robbed in the Crossroads and Nyanga area to visit the station with their papers (proof of purchase),” she added.

On Tuesday another man was arrested after cellphones believed to be stolen were allegedly recovered at his Siyahlala Informal Settlement home.

The 27-year-old was nabbed by the Public Order Policing unit which found 73 new cell phones.

“The members were patrolling in Sheffield Road in Siyahlala Informal Settlement when they saw a white BMW approaching them but when the driver noticed the police vehicle he made a fast U-Turn,” Sitshitshi explained.

She said that the suspect then exited the car and ran after grabbing a black bag from the boot of the car.

“The suspect ran into the shacks and threw the bag on top of a roof of a shack.

Police chased and caught him, they searched him and found keys of the BMW, they then took the bag on top of the roof of the shack and searched it,” she said.

They discovered that the bag contained 73 various new cell phones in sealed boxes.

“Police further searched the vehicle and found housebreaking tools, a crow bar, big screw driver, scissors, wheel spanner and a rose cutter; the suspect was also wearing a blue work suit,” she added.

The man was set to appear at the Philippi Magistrate court on Wednesday.


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