Man caught red handed with alleged stolen diesel in Kimberley

NORTHERN CAPE – The alertness and vigilance of members of the Provincial FLASH office led to the apprehension and arrest of a suspect on 10 February 2023.

The members spotted a suspicious gold Toyota Corolla on the R31 road between Kimberley and Barkly West.

The police tried flagging down the vehicle but the driver drove away. Police ensued and managed to stop the vehicle and searched it.

The members found six 25 litre drums filled with diesel stashed in the boot that was allegedly stolen.

The 33-year-old man could not account for the R10 000-00 worth of diesel and wasarrested for possession of suspected stolen goods.

The suspect will be appearing in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court soon. The investigation continues.

Source: South African Police Service