Two more suspects will appear in court in connection with the increasing theft of electric gate motors in Port Elizabeth on Monday.
Police have made a breakthrough this week by arresting their first suspect, possibly linked to a flurry of those thefts.
Their search comes after nearly 30 such complaints have been reported in the Mount Road police area, and especially in the Newton Park and Cotswold neighborhoods since October.
Two police officers identified various possible suspects through circuit television footage and tried to establish their identities.
The first suspect, Riaan Smit, 38, was arrested in Millpark and appeared in court on Wednesday, after which his case was postponed to Monday.
Meanwhile, police received information from a private security company about the location of two more suspects being searched.
Capt. Police spokeswoman Sandra Janse van Rensburg said police followed up the information and arrested a 31-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man on Thursday in Cape Road and Ring Road, respectively.
The two suspects are linked to two incidents where electric gate motors were stolen in Canary Street and Fifth Avenue, but further investigations are underway to determine if they can be connected to other similar cases.
They will appear in court on Monday on charges of theft.