Police arrested 9 suspects who looted during De Doorns protest

Police arrested 9 suspects who looted during De Doorns protest

- What started out as protest action in De Doorns has turned into looting and people made off with expensive valuables, including smart TVs

- Since then, the police was able to track down 9 suspects and recover some of the stolen goods

- The suspects are expected to appear in court on charges of theft and public violence

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Protest action in De Doorns quickly turned sour when residents started looting passing cars and a truck filled with expensive goods.

A video showing the looters making off with items such as smart TVs soon went viral and the police got involved.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that it was believed that the looters were farmworkers who were striking for higher salaries.

Since the incident occurred, the SAPS was able to track down and arrest 9 suspects, according to TimesLIVE.

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Brig Novela Potelwa, police spokesperson, said the police worked hard to find the looters.

"Police teams including detectives promptly embarked on door-to-door raids in search of the stolen property. The police searches continued until Saturday. Nine suspects between the ages of 21 and 42 were arrested and some stolen property recovered in the raids.
"All nine arrested suspects are expected to appear in court in Worcester on charges of theft and one for public violence."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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