Massive theft of diesel at mine, 3 arrested, Breyten

South African Police Service

Massive theft of diesel at mine, 3 arrested, Breyten
Massive theft of diesel at mine, 3 arrested, Breyten

Two men aged 34 and 41, together with a 29 year old woman, were arrested today at Breyten near Ermelo on a charge of business robbery.

According to information at police disposal, six men allegedly armed with firearms, entered a mine in Breyten this morning, 3 September 2018, and approached two security guards informing them that they wanted to buy diesel. Other employees who were on duty got suspicious about the proposed transaction and contacted the police.

When police arrived at the scene, the suspects ran away however, one of them was arrested and the others managed to escape leaving behind two bakkies and a tanker. It was discovered that the suspects have already drained about 6 000 litres of diesel which was left at the scene in one of their trucks.

Further investigation led police to two other suspects (man and woman) at the entrance of the mine, who are suspected to be linked to the case and were arrested.

All three suspects are due to appear briefly before the Ermelo Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, 4 September 2018.

Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the remaining five suspects is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Alfred Khanye at 072 862 3662 or call Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service