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Motherwell police clamp down on second hand goods dealers

Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service

MOTHERWELL: Second hand goods often creates a marketplace for criminals in theft and robbery crimes. For this reason legislation which regulates the second hand goods trade is closely monitored and enforced by SAPS onto second hand goods dealers.

Today the Motherwell Cluster Police Stations held a combined operation which focused on the Motherwell and Swartkops areas' second hand dealers, which included scrap yards, tyre sellers and computer and cellular phone repair shops. Nine (9) such outlets were visited between 10:00 and 14:00. Two (2) tyre sellers were fined R2500 each and one (1) computer repair shop was warned for noncompliance in terms of their required registrations as second hand dealers. A warning is first issued, and a fine follows up on noncompliance.

Police also confiscated a fire hose nozzle from a scrap yard in Markman Industrial Area. This item was identified as stolen property, which was stolen from the North End Fire Station. It is valued at about R32 000.


Enquiries: Capt Andre Beetge:  082 302 5882





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