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Six caught for shoplifting syndicate

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The suspects were travelling in a white Toyota Avanza, packed with suspected stolen goods. The approximate value of the goods is R80 000.”

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FIVE women and a man, believed to be part of a possible shoplifting syndicate, have been arrested after suspected stolen goods, estimated at R80 000, were found in their vehicle on the N12.

Police spokesperson, Captain Sergio Kock, said that the Kimberley SAPS Detectives, together with Visible Policing, followed up on information regarding a possible shoplifting syndicate operating in Kimberley and the surrounding areas.

“The five females and one male were arrested on Tuesday around 5.30pm on the N12 north, just outside Kimberley.

“The suspects were travelling in a white Toyota Avanza, packed with suspected stolen goods including clothing, beauty products and perfumes. It is alleged the goods were stolen at shops in Kimberley and surrounding areas. The approximate value of the goods is R80 000.”

Kock said the police also confiscated the Toyota Avanza, which was being driven by the 59-year-old male. “All the suspects are from the Jan Kempdorp and Pampierstad areas.”

The five female suspects are between the ages of 28 and 60 and are expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrates’ Court soon.

“Anyone with information regarding the incident/s or who might have fallen victim to such criminal acts can call Detective Warrant Officer Henk van der Merwe on 082 447 1250. The investigation continues.”