A 44 year old woman was arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa after stolen jewelry belonging to her employer was recovered at her home.
A businesswoman contacted RUSA at approximately 07:55 this morning (Wednesday) after she discovered the theft estimated at almost R300 000. She explained that the valuables were hidden in her bedroom cupboard for a period of three months and could not confirm exactly when it had been stolen.
Reaction Officers established that the victim has recently employed a domestic worker. Officers interviewed the woman who confirmed that she had stolen the jewelry & cash over a period of time. The stolen goods were sold to a Nigerian national who runs a Cash For Gold business in the Verulam CBD. He also allegedly paid her R8500 for 1000 U. S Dollars which she had also stolen. After further questioning it was established that the suspect had four pieces of jewelry at her home in Waterloo, Verulam.
RUSA Members proceeded to the residence where she handed over a woman’s Raymond Weil watch, two bangles and a gold neck chain (picture 4) . The Nigerian businessman was also interviewed and claimed to have no knowledge of the sale and stated that he had never seen the suspect before.
Reaction Officers contacted the suspect previous employer who confirmed that she had stolen from their residence whilst she was employed as a domestic worker. She had been dismissed and not criminally charged at that stage.
The woman was placed under arrest and detained at SAPS Phoenix.