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Previously Convicted Thief Found In Possession of Suspected Stolen Items

Yesterday afternoon our team members apprehended a suspect that was found in possession of suspected stolen goods while he is still on suspension.

At approximately 13h50 members of our Special Operations Team while on routine patrol noticed a known suspect, acting suspiciously and walking with two bags on Rinaldo Road in the Glen Hills area.

Our members immediately stopped and conducted a stop and search of the suspect and his two bags. While searching the contents of the bags several pieces of cut copper pipes were found in and the suspect could not provide our officers with any reasonable explanation as to where he got the items from and was immediately apprehended.

The Greenwood Park SAPS were contacted and arrived on scene a short while later and transported the suspect together with the stolen items to the Greenwood Park SAPS where the suspect will be charged for being in possession of suspected stolen items.

The suspect has been previously arrested by our team members and recently been released from prison after being found guilty for theft and is currently out on a suspended sentence.

It is yet to be established as to where the copper pipes were stolen from and we urge the community that should you have been a victim of copper theft to please report the incident to the SAPS.

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