East Rand men held over theft

Johannesburg - Six men accused of stealing from a scrapyard have been arrested in Vosloorus in the East Rand, the Ekurhuleni metro police said on Saturday.

The men were caught on Friday night in Somalia informal settlement after police were tipped off, said spokesperson Chief Supt Wilfred Kgasago.

"They were caught in their respective shacks with a total of ten vehicle batteries and 20kg of steel rods," said spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

The men, aged between 22 and 36 had been on the run for days.

They were wanted for allegedly breaking into a scrapyard and stealing car batteries and steel rods.

They would appear in the Vosloorus Magistrate's Court on Monday to face charges of possession of suspected stolen property, said Kgasago.

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Jankie Phalla Caswell 2014-08-02 10:54:49 PM
if they r nt working in that screyard or security was sleeping bt the point let the law get job for those people if they are nt wrking
Jacque Montague Raymer 2014-08-03 12:55:47 AM
Maybe they just wanted to build a car? ...
Supercynic 2014-08-03 01:20:18 AM
Nice to see that the criminals are now stealing from the scrap dealers as well.scrap dealers always buy stolen copper and other stolen metal... A taste of their own medicine... Well done tsotsi's!
Hennie Bezuidenhout 2014-08-03 03:13:55 AM
Yes! built a battery car!
Lwandile 2014-08-03 07:32:34 AM
If they steal from a scrap yard I don't have a problem because those scrap yard people buy stolen goods from these people and do encourage thieves to go and steal. Maybe these were collecting their items to re sell them to somebody else.
Xolile Khoza 2014-08-03 10:27:15 AM
Ken Pauls 2014-08-03 12:42:35 PM