Tyre thieves traced to Hartbeespoort

Two tyre thieves who stole 24 truck tyres from a business, were arrested by the police on Thursday.

According to police spokesperson Maria Nkabinde, 24 truck tyres to the value of R140 000 were stolen during a business robbery from a granite factory in Brits on 23 February.

“The police received a tip-off and the investigation led to the tracing of the owner of a mini bus that was used to transport the tyres. It was discovered that the mini bus was allegedly rented by one of the suspects who was traced and arrested at Sunway in Hartbeespoort on Thursday, 25 February,” she said.

This led to the arrest of the second suspect, a security guard at the granite factory, the same night.
The two suspects, aged 26 and 36, appeared in the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Monday on a charge of business robbery.