GEORGE NEWS - Two men were denied bail in the George Magistrate's court earlier this week following their arrest in the CBD two weeks ago. Jannie October (36) and Deon Adams (31) were arrested by the George Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) on suspicion of possession of suspected stolen goods on Sunday 4 August.
October was also arrested on the suspicion of possession of Mandrax. Both made their first court appearances the following day, Monday 5 August.
According to George Police communications officer, Sergeant Michael Opperman, the suspects were apprehended during vehicle patrols between Cradock and Albert streets.
"Sergeant Ju-Wayne Plaatjies and Constable Tyrone Lindoor apprehended them as they were pushing a Shoprite trolley, containing electrical equipment and kitchenware, down Cradock Street. A black tent bag full of bathroom and bedroom items, including clothing, was also found in their possession," he said.
According to Opperman, after their arrest the suspects implied that they had received the items from another person. "However, after thorough investigation, it was found that a house in Albert Street had been burgled earlier," he said.
Both suspects were positively linked to the housebreaking and all items were recovered. The suspects had been recently released from prison after a previous offence.
Their bail was denied and they will be back in court on 30 October.
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