Five suspects were arrested for business robbery in Sebenza on December 30.
The suspects were caught while loading goods into a truck at one of the businesses in Sebenza.
Sebenza SAPS spokesperson, Sergeant Sharon Tsotsotso, said the one of the employees at the firm noticed a truck being loaded with goods outside and became suspicious.
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He decided to call the police. “On arrival, the police spoke to the security guard who claimed he was tied up by the suspects but managed to free himself,” said Tsotsotso.
Upon interrogation, the five suspects confessed that they were working with the security guard and that is how they gained access to the premises.
The security guard was also arrested and charged with perjury.
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Tsotsotso said the guard works for a security company, but when they investigated they found he did not belong to the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (Psira).
Tsotsotso urged companies to check whether security companies belong to Psira before contracting them. She said the Sebenza SAPS will be visiting businesses in Sebenza to check whether the security companies they employ belong to Psira.
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