PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - Cooperation between crime fighters in Plettenberg Bay has led to the arrest of three alleged burglars and the recovery of stolen goods.
Plettenberg Bay police confirmed that they are investigating a residential burglary after the three men were apprehended during an operation between local police and members of the Plettenberg Bay Crime Prevention Association.
The burglary, during which several household items were stolen, took place about a month ago, but the suspects were arrested on 17 October.
PBCPA operations head Otto Olivier said their Rapid Response team received information about individuals selling goods believed to have been stolen.
“With the assistance of local police, a combined operation was carried out. Two suspects in possession of stolen goods were arrested,” he said, adding that further investigation led to the arrest of a third suspect, believed to have been involved in the same burglary. Stolen goods were also recovered.
“Due to increased (criminal) activity in the Bitou area, we request residents to be extra vigilant, to stay alert and to be crime-wise.”
He suggested that any suspicious activities be immediately reported to a neighbourhood watch group and that criminal activity be reported to the PBCPA hotline on 082 251 8134 or police 10111.
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