Ernest Wolmarans/Sapa
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6 Oct 2014
6:32 pm

Gang steal R15 million in phones, R250k reward offered

Ernest Wolmarans/Sapa

An armed gang managed to make off with millions of rands worth of phones from an Edenvale logistics company on Sunday night, a source with knowledge of the police investigation said on Monday.

Picture: AFP

WorldNet Logistics was hit by a gang of 20 armed perpetrators, who managed to make off with R15 million worth of phones in a daring heist, the source said.

The source added that the robbers made off with their bounty in two getaway vehicles – an Isuzu truck and a Mercedes Sprinter, both white in colour.

No further details were immediately available as several efforts to contact police for comment proved unsuccessful yesterday.

WorldNet said on Monday that it would not be commenting on the theft until police investigations were complete.

According to the company’s website, it offers “comprehensive, integrated international freight forwarding, logistics and express services for a broad range of industries”.

– Ernest Wolmerans

UPDATE: R250 000 reward offered

A R250,000 reward is being offered for information that could lead to the arrest of a group of robbers who stole electronic items worth an estimated R15 million in Kempton Park, Gauteng police said.

Four to six people entered a business park complex in Sebenza, Kempton Park on Sunday through a security gate, and robbed one of the warehouses on the premises, Brigadier Neville Malila said.

“Cellphones, iPhones, iPads and other electronic equipment to the value of approximately R15 million were taken.”

Workers on the premises were locked up and no injuries were reported, he said.

The robbers fled in a White Volkswagen Crafter and a white Isuzu truck –in which the stolen items were loaded.

“The registration numbers on both vehicles were checked and found to be false,” Malila said.

He said a third party had also offered a substantial amount of money as a reward for information that may lead to the recovery of the stolen goods or an arrest.

– Sapa