Tongaat SAPS detective, W/O Richard Naidoo, has opened a case of defeating the ends of justice against two security guards, aged 21 and 50, for opening a false case of business robbery.
It is alleged that the two security guards reported to the police that on Wednesday, January 16, they were seated in the truck at a construction site in Seatides.
They claimed they were approached by two unknown men. They added that they were threatened with firearms and instructed to hand over their cellphones and the keys to open the locks of the truck.
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Batteries and tyres worth R11, 200 were stolen from the truck. A case of business robbery was opened at Tongaat SAPS for further investigation.
The docket was then assigned to Det W/O Richard Naidoo to conduct the investigation.
When he interviewed the two security guards, it was later established that they were not held at gunpoint, but they had an agreement with another man, who lives with one of the security guards, to come to their site and take the items.
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It was their plan to open a false case of business robbery when the business owner arrived.
Cpt Patrick Zithulele Ngwane, the communications officer of Tongaat SAPS, said, “On January 18, the men appeared in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court. The case was remanded to March 20, 2019. Both accused were released on bail.”
Station commander, Col Santha Moodley, commended Det W/O Richard Naidoo for the manner in which he conducted his investigation.