Five caught with stolen property

Four men and a woman have been arrested for the possession of stolen goods.
Five people were arrested for the possession of stolen goods in Hanover Park on Sunday August 23.

The City’s Law Enforcement LEAP officers received a tip-off regarding suspected theft at Shoprite in Hanover Park.

CCTV footage showed a woman, who was seen selling the alleged stolen goods, on the road near the store.

The officers followed up and found four men aged 21, 32, 38, 52 and a 35-year-old woman.

The group was taken to the Philippi police station.

Metro police spokesperson Wayne Dyason said: “Some of the alleged stolen items, namely cigarettes were recovered and handed over to the police. The community’s involvement along with invaluable support from other enforcement agencies is applauded.”