Cape Town – Members of the Western Cape Provincial Organised Crime Unit recovered stolen jewellery valued at millions of rands at storage facilities in Stikland and Bellville South on Monday.
Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said officers were tipped off about a truck hijacking in Kuils River a few days before. The truck was carrying cigarettes.
Rwexana said officers were led to a facility in Skitland where they recovered the cigarettes.
“A preliminary investigation led the members to another storage facility in Bellville South where more presumed stolen property was confiscated,” Rwexana said.
Rwexana said the stolen property comprised of jewellery worth R5 million linked to robberies perpetrated at various jewellery stores in Cape Town, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in 2019, printers, toners and cameras.
The investigation team further conducted a search at the residence of one of the suspects and seized 14 stolen cellphones worth R283 000, a cash amount of R360 000 was also confiscated.