Alert Cambridge police pounced on suspects whilst they were busy selling stolen goods at a reputable second-hand franchise at Vincent Park, East London Saturday, 15 May.
The suspects allegedly broke into a Life Savers club at Nahoon Beach and stole wetsuits, bicycle, surfboards and shark deterrents.
Police initial investigation led to the arrest of three suspects trying to sell the stolen goods at the franchise. Further investigation led to the arrest of three more suspects and recovery of more of suspected stolen goods in a flat in Quigney.
The suspects aged, 37, 36, 36, 30, 29 and 32 are expected to appear in the East London Magistrate’s Court soon on charges of burglary and possession of stolen property.
Nahoon Beach Life Savers club manager, Dean Knox was thrilled by the discovery.
Cambridge Station Commander, Brigadier Pumla Mdlankomo applauded her members for a job well done. “I would like to extend a word of appreciation to our partners in crime, a local security company, local buy and sell franchise and community members for the role they played in recovering some of the goods although there is still more outstanding. Police investigation continues,” she cited
Issued by office of the provincial commissioner: Eastern Cape