Two arrested, copper plates worth R3m recovered after Gauteng business robbery

Two arrested, copper plates worth R3m recovered after Gauteng business robbery

Two people have been arrested following the robbery of an Olifantsfontein transport company. (Photo via Getty Images)

Two people have been arrested following the robbery of an Olifantsfontein transport company. (Photo via Getty Images)

  • Two people have been arrested for allegedly robbing a transport company.
  • They have been accused of stealing trailers valued at R7 million.
  • Copper plates valued atĀ R3 millionĀ were recovered during the operation.

Two people have been arrested and suspected stolen copper plates worth R3 million recovered in Gauteng.

The two have been accused of robbing an Olifantsfontein transport company on Sunday. The arrests were made on Monday after police found them allegedly in possession of a flatbed truck loaded with copper plates.

“It is alleged that on Sunday a business robbery happened in Olifantsfontein, where a group of people stole trailers with the estimated value of R7 million,” police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said.

“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.”

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With the help of a tracking company and a security company, police recovered an additional six trailers, allegedly stolen in Clayville, and three trucks.

The two are expected to appear in the Vereeniging Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

“This success, which comes as a result of swift and decisive action by police, the 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,” Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela said.

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