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Police recover stolen truck tyres worth R1,5m in Du Noon

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Western Cape police recovered stolen truck tyres worth R1,5 million at a storage facility in Du Noon on Tuesday morning.

Police spokesperson, Captain Frederick Van Wyk, said that members of the Provincial Serious and Violent Crimes Investigation Unit, followed up on information of alleged stolen truck tyres kept at a storage facility in McLaren Street, Du Noon in the Western Cape.

“Upon arrival at the premises of the storage facility, it was found to be locked and the members could not gain access to it,” said Captain Van Wyk.

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“They conducted surveillance from a nearby parking area until they observed the arrival of an unknown male at the facility, who had keys to unlock the gates and doors in his possession,” he added.

“The members approached the storage facility once the unknown male unlocked and entered the facility and found truck tyres to the estimated value of R1.5 million inside.”

“The swift reaction and dedication led to the recovery of these stolen truck tyres.”

“A known bus company utilize this warehouse to do repairs on their busses and some of these stolen tyres were found fitted on one of the busses.”

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Police recover stolen truck tyres worth R1,5m in Du Noon
A known bus company utilize this warehouse to do repairs on their busses. Photo: SAPS

“The recovered tyres are linked to truck-jacking cases reported at Bellville and Mfuleni SAPS respectively.”

Read also: Truck hijackings rise by 31.4% in latest crime statistics, here is why it may get worse

Van Wyk said a 45-year-old male was arrested and will appear in court once charged and added that further arrests were imminent.

Police recover stolen truck tyres worth R1,5m in Du Noon
Some of these stolen tyres were found fitted on one of the busses. Photo: SAPS
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