Olifantsfontein business robbery, R3 mil worth of copper stolen

South African Police Service

Olifantsfontein business robbery, R3 mil worth of copper stolen
Olifantsfontein business robbery, R3 mil worth of copper stolen

Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has welcomed the arrest of two people who are suspected of being behind the business robbery in Olifantsfontein where Trailors of Cargo to Congo were stolen on 6 June 2021. The two suspects were arrested on the 7 June 2021 at Plot 45 found in possession of Flatbed truck loaded with Copper Plates to the estimated value of 3 million rands.

Soon after the business robbery was reported to the police, a search operation was launched for suspects which resulted in the arrest of two men in Balmoral Estates, De Deur.

It is alleged that on Sunday 6 June 2021, a business robbery happened in Olifantsfontein where a group of people stole Trailers with the estimated value of 7 million rand.

The tracking company with Armed Defence Responses followed the information which led to the recovery of six Trailors of Cargo to Congo loaded with Copper Plates which was allegedly stolen at Truck Junction, Clayville and two Trucks from Front liner and RAF truck found abandoned.

The two suspects are expected to appear before the Vereeniging Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 9 June 2021

“This success which comes as a result of a swift and decisive action by police, Tracking Company and Armed Defence Response should send a stern message to criminals that police will come after them. Such acts of lawlessness will not be left unpunished. We will ensure that the perpetrators are caught and get to face the full might of the law,” remarked Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, urging the arresting and investigating teams to ensure sufficient evidence is collected towards building a case that can stand in court.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service