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Copper plates stolen from Pomona truck stop recovered in Lenasia

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Police in Gauteng have recovered a few of the copper plates stolen from Monster Truck Stop in Pomona earlier this week.

A gang of about 16 suspects allegedly held up security guards and truck drivers on Sunday night and stole 6 truck and trailers loaded with copper plates valued at about R38,5 million.

They also stole their hostages’ belongings before fleeing the scene.

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Police spokesperson, Colonel Dimakatso Sello said that police made a breakthrough on Wednesday when they arrested four suspects and subsequently recovered some of the stolen copper plates.

“On 07 July 2022, members of Highway Patrol followed up on information about stolen copper in Lenasia.”

“Upon arrival at the given location, members found a truck with two trailers loaded with plates of copper. Two more empty trailers were found in the premises and further investigation established that the trailer were stolen as a case opened in Kempton Park,” said Colonel Sello.

Four suspects were arrested and are expected to appear before a magistrates’ court soon on charges of possession of stolen property.

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