Stolen bicycles recovered from tree-felling company vehicle

The police recovered 10 stolen bicycles worth R600 000 from a tree-felling company vehicle after the vehicle was discovered on a farm in Broederstroom on Wednesday, 27 January.

“A security company was alerted by a shop alarm around 03:45 on Wednesday morning, but when they got there the thieves had already fled with 10 bicycles worth approximately R600 000. A short while later, a landowner of a nearby property noticed a suspicious bakkie with bicycles on his property. When he approached, the driver got out and fled. The police were summoned,” said Romano van der Spuy, chairman of the Hartbeespoort community policing forum.

The bicycles were traced back to the shop that had been broken into. The police confiscated the vehicle and the registration number was traced to the Soweto area. No arrests have been made.