Numerous business burglaries and robberies in Mokopane, 3 arrested

South African Police Service

Numerous business burglaries and robberies in Mokopane, 3 arrested
Numerous business burglaries and robberies in Mokopane, 3 arrested

The Police in Mokopane under Waterberg District through intelligence driven operations have tactically traced and subsequently arrested three male suspects in the early hours of Thursday, 27 April 2023.

The Police in Mokopane followed up on an information about the four Foreign Nationals who are involved in numerous cases of business burglaries and robberies around Mokopane industrial area.

The three suspects aged 25, 33 and 37 were spotted in Sekgakgapeng village just outside Mokopane while at their residential premises.

A search for illegal items and properties was conducted upon arrival by the police that led to suspected stolen property recovered including 2 x Plasmas, 8 x Motor vehicle batteries, 1 x Generator machine, 2 x Welding machines, 4 x Grinding machines, 4 x Drilling machines, 11 x Safety boots, 2 x Torchlights and 1 x CCTV camera totaling a value of R200,000-00.

The recovered properties were all positively linked to few incidents of business burglaries and robberies that occurred between March and April 2023 period and were reported at Mokopane Police Station.

Investigations revealed that other properties were already sent to their families in Zimbabwe by cross border delivery truck.

A search for the fourth male suspect is still underway.

The suspects are expected to appear before Mokopane Magistrate’s Court soon in the week facing charges of business burglaries and robberies as well as possession of suspected stolen goods including the contravention of immigration act, for illegally being in the Country.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo hailed Police initiative and efforts that yielded positive outcome. “This results display a sign of a team of committed individuals who are always showing total commitment,” concluded Maj General Scheepers.

Police investigations are continuing.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service