An intelligence-driven operation by members of the Anti-Gang Unit on Thursday afternoon saw the arrest of a Namibian male for the possession of uncut diamonds.
The suspect was apprehended in the parking area of a shopping centre in Worcester.
Police spokesperson, Sergeant Wesley Twigg, says police were acting on a tip-off.
Members of the Cape Town police’s Operation Restore also last week arrested a 23-year-old male for vehicle hijacking and robbery.
Twigg says the suspect was arrested in Samora Machel after crashing into a brick wall in his attempt to avoid being apprehended.
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#sapsWC Vigilance by members of Op Restore led to the arrest of a 23yr-old male last night in Lilian Ngoyi Str, Samora Machel shortly after a hijacking. Victim's personal belongings recovered. #TrioCrimes #PoliceVisibility MEhttps://t.co/efdGcq57SC pic.twitter.com/m7db9WfZrK
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