Burglars steal vehicle parts

2019-07-04 06:00

Lwandle police have requested the public’s assistance in locating the culprits involved in the burglary of CK Auto Spares in the Broadlands industrial area.

The suspects broke in and stole a Hilux nudge bar, Ford Ranger bull bar, Isuzu nudge bar, Hilux Revo bull bar, Opel nudge bar, Hilux rock sliders, Hilux roll nudge bar and Hilux tow bar. The value of the stolen items amounts to R69 000.

Sergeant Mthokozisi Gama said a case of business burglary was opened and was being investigated by Lwandle police detectives.

He said the police have requested that anyone who may have witnessed the break-in or seen who the culprits are, or have been approached by any possible suspect to buy the items please contact Lwandle police detectives on 021 845 2060, or they can dial 08600 10111.

Gama said police are offering a reward to anyone who comes forward with positive information leading to the arrest of the culprit(s).

He said: “The police would like to warn the community that according to sections 25 and 36 of Criminal Procedure Act 56 of 1955 it is unlawful to be in possession of stolen property or goods, and therefore request the public not to buy stolen property.

“The community must report suspicious people who sell second-hand goods without any receipt or proof of purchase or ownership.”

Gama also appeals to car shop owners not to buy items that do not have any proof of purchase.. What dealers must do when buying items from the seller:Obtain the seller’s full name, contact details, home address and a copy of an identity document and keep it for the period of five years.Get the signature of the seller and the date and time of the transaction.

The incident is believed to have occurred on Saturday-Sunday 29-30 June or early hours of Monday 1 July, as the owner noticed his shop had been burgled at the end of business on Monday.

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