Police in Port Elizabeth have arrested two women, aged 20 and 29, at a flat in Fettes Road, North End for possession of suspected stolen property and dealing in dagga, Eastern Cape police said.
South African Police Service (SAPS) officers in the Mount Road policing cluster were conducting crime prevention duties in the North End area on Friday afternoon when they were approached by a community member who provided them with information about drugs and suspected stolen property, Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said.
The officers followed up on the information, and upon searching the flat recovered six digital cameras with lenses, video equipment, cables, and camera bags, among other things. They also confiscated 500 grams of dagga.
Both suspects would appear in the New Law Courts in Port Elizabeth on Monday on charges of possession of suspected stolen property and possession of dagga.
Police appealed to the community to assist them in identifying the recovered goods. If anyone suspects that these items may belong to them, they should contact Detective Captain Eric Mathews at 041-394-6731/6000.
“Police are warning the community that it is an offence to buy stolen property and [offenders] will be charged for receiving such property. By buying stolen property one is encouraging the commission of crime,” Janse van Rensburg said.
– African News Agency (ANA)