Suspect in dock for ‘stolen’ diesel

2015-07-19 07:25
Diesel, petrol pump.

Diesel, petrol pump.

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Cape Town - A 34-year-old man is expected to appear in the Jacobsdal Magistrate’s Court next week after being arrested for possession of suspected stolen diesel.

The suspect was arrested on Friday after he was found in possession of a substantial amount of fireworks and what is believed to be stolen diesel at his premises, police spokesperson Sergeant Thabo Litabe said in a statement.

A tip-off led officers to the house, he said.

“Upon searching his house, the police found about 1335 litres of diesel that is believed to have been stolen from some of the farms in Jacobsdal,” Litabe confirmed.

About R50 000 worth of fireworks was also confiscated after the man could not provide the officers with proof of ownership.

“He was charged with possession of suspected stolen goods for the diesel, worth R17 154, as well as the storage of fireworks on unlicensed premises,” he said.

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