Suspected stolen truck tyres with an estimated value of R1.5 million in Dunoon were recovered by the provincial police The tyres, believed to have been stolen were found at a storage facility in McLaren Street on Tuesday as per IOL.
According to provincial spokesperson, Captain Frederick Van Wyk, members of the Provincial Serious and Violent Crimes Investigation Unit, followed up information of alleged stolen truck tyres kept at a storage facility.
Upon arrival, he said, the storage facility, was locked and they could not gain access to it. He added that they conducted surveillance from a nearby parking area until they observed the arrival of an unknown male at the facility, who had keys to unlock the gates and doors in his possession.
“The members approached the storage facility once the unknown male unlocked and entered the facility and found truck tyres to the estimated value of R1.5 million inside. The swift reaction and dedication led to the recovery of these stolen truck tyres,” he said. A 45-year-old male was arrested and will appear in court once charged.
According to the police, a known bus company uses the warehouse to do repairs on their buses and some of these stolen tyres were found fitted on one of the buses.
“The recovered tyres are linked to truck-jacking cases reported at Bellville and Mfuleni SAPS respectively,” he said.