Suspect arrested for theft of chrome in Ogies

A 24-year-old suspect is expected to appear at the Ogies Magistrate’s Court on today.

He was arrested by the members of the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation together with Transnet at Saaiwater Point in Ogies on Friday for theft of chrome.

“The arrest followed an intelligence driven disruptive operation conducted by the team on allegations of theft of chrome from the goods trains,” read the statement.

The information received was that the suspects wait at a place where the train stops at the robot or where drivers change and they would climb on with bags and fill the bags with chrome while the train is moving. At the next stop, they off-load the bags full of chrome. The suspect was spotted and arrested at the crime scene in possession of the bags with chrome valued at approximately R40 000.

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