Four thieves aged between 19 and 23 were apprehended after attempting to sell items suspected to have been stolen during house breakings in Graskop.
THE FOUR THIEVES CHOOSE A WRONG DAY TO SELL
“An appreciation is owed to the good citizens who alerted police about suspicious trading of items by the said suspects.”Brigadier Selvy Mohlala – police spokesperson
WHEN THE SUSPECTS WERE APPREHENDED
He said the four thieves were arrested by the police in Graskop today, Monday 21 November 2022 around 10h00 am.
“Subsequent to the police being notified about the matter, they (police) swiftly responded and cornered the suspects who were reportedly in possession of the alleged stolen properties,” he said.
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He added: “The four suspects were charged for possession of suspected stolen properties. Preliminary investigation suggests that the items could have been stolen during a number of house breakings committed previously around the Graskop area. They could possibly be linked to those incidents and more charges may be added against them as the investigation continues”.
COMMUNITY MEMBERS URGED TO REPORT CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES
He further said they are expected to appear at the Graskop Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, Tuesday, 22 November 2022 facing charges of being found in possession of suspected stolen properties.
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The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has used the arrest to emphasise the importance of community-police relations in the fight against crime, urging citizens to report any suspected criminal activities. The General further cautioned the public to refrain from buying suspected stolen items as it exacerbates property-related crimes.