A 39 year old former Police Officer, Loloya Skhumbuzo Mabunda appeared at the Mhala Magistrate Court for attempted theft of motor vehicle charges, following his arrest on Sunday, 24 February 2019.
Information at police disposal revealed that earlier on the same day the suspect and two other men attempted to steal a vehicle by getting inside a person’s garage and attempting to push a Toyota Corolla out of the garage, however the owner was awoken by the alarm that went off and he went outside to investigate what had triggered the alarm, at which point he noticed what was going on and fired a warning shot.
The suspects fled the scene but not before the former cop could be identified by the vehicle owner. He reported to the police and the suspect was traced and arrested later on, hence the court appearance
He was granted a R1 000 bail and the case postponed to 27 March 2019, for further investigation.
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