Suspects counting stolen money arrested in Welkom

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Suspects arrested in Welkom. Photo (SAPS)

Welkom POP Task Team’s swift reaction led to the arrest of five suspects who were found busy counting stolen money in Dagbreek, Welkom.

In the morning of the 14 May 2016 at about 04:45, the Welkom POP Task Team acted on crime intelligence information about a planned tavern burglary.

The police searched the house and found two broken safes, an alarm system and a computer which, investigation revealed were stolen during a business burglary at a cosmetic shop in Manny`s. The two motor vehicles, a white BMW X3 and a maroon Toyota Hilux that were alleged to have been used to commit the crime, the stolen items, an undisclosed amount of coins and tools used to commit burglaries were confiscated.

Five suspects, aged 30 to 44 years, were apprehended.

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