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Five KZN truck tyre thieves arrested

Durban – Five people involved in stealing truck tyres are due back in the Camperdown Magistrates Court.

Colonel Thembeka Mbele, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said on April 11 at 2am, police discovered that were allegedly stolen from business premises.

Shaheen Suleiman, of Magma Security, said there has been a spate of robberies along the N3 where suspects would steal the tyres of parked trucks.

The Pietermaritzburg Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (Hawks) received a tip-off that the syndicate stealing the tryes would be travelling in a Ford Ranger in Pietermaritzburg.

The Pietermaritzburg DPCI formed a joint operation with Pietermaritzburg Dog Unit and Magma Investigations and held an observation on the N3 in Camperdown.

“The vehicle was spotted and a chase ensued. Five men were inside the bakkie. We also found six truck tyres. They had cut a hole in the outer fence of a business called Tommy’s Trucks in Camperdown. The cut the inner fence and removed 4 tyres from 1 truck and 2 tyres from another truck,” Suleiman said.

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Mbele said police arrested five suspects aged between 23 and 36. They appeared at the Camperdown Magistrates Court on 12 April. They will appear in court on Thursday.

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