Westonaria business burglary, man sentenced to 8 years

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Westonaria business burglary, man sentenced to 8 years
Westonaria business burglary, man sentenced to 8 years

Tshepo Isaac Molefe 29 year old male of Simunye near Westonaria was sentenced to eight years imprisonment of which 3 years is suspended for 5 years for business burglary. The sentence was passed by Westonaria regional Court on 13 November 2018.

It is alleged that on 2 September 2018, at about 09:45, Mapogo, a Mathamaga security got information that there are two males who had broken into one of the shops at Briggs Street, Westonaria.

It is further alleged that those males were carrying a welding machine. The security officer followed them and next to SPCA Van Der Bijl street, Westonaria, one suspect managed to run away and one was apprehended and handed to Westonaria police. He was detained for possession of suspected stolen property.

On 3 September 2018 the owner of the factory shop found that the door lock was broken, welding machine, computer, Ryobi grinder, extension cord, generator electric cable, copper pipes and batteries were stolen. He opened the case docket of business burglary at Westonaria police.

Through intensive investigation by Detective Sergeant Obed Ntlama the two cases of possession of suspected stolen property and business burglary were able to be linked.

The acting station Commander Lt Col Hazel Makhafola commended the security officer for a job well done by working hand in hand with the police.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service