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Wednesday, 16 July 2008 00:00
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A Bronberg scrap metal syndicate has been exposed in June thanks to the vigilance of a labourer on plot 183, Zwavelpoort on Lynnwood Road extension.

A week after gate posts and other metal objects were stolen from this plot, the labourer saw a white Isuzu bakkie with the gate posts on it. He reported this to the plot owner.

The police were called and the driver of the bakkie was caught red-handed with the stolen goods still on the bakkie. The owner of the bakkie denied any knowledge of the stolen goods. Inspector Nolte from the Boschkop Police Station handled the case.


This is what a heap of scrap metal is supposed to look like. If it contains a majority of useable objects such as gates and water troughs, chances are that the metal has been stolen.

According to Petro Anderson from the Zwavelpoort Residents Association, two suspect white Nissan bakkies are still roaming the Zwavelpoort area. She said that residents should keep an eye out for the following registration numbers: LSB980GP and NVF769GP.

Zwavelpoort residents reported that these bakkies drive around on Sundays to scout the area. Gates, steel doors, spades and other metal objects were stolen from plot 111, Zwavelpoort, where the Eskom power poles were also sawed off to get to the copper cables. Tractor enjins and water troughs were stolen from plot 93, Zwavelpoort.

 

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