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News: Laptops and WiFi rooters recovered as more arrests are made for burglaries at schools
2020/05/22

 

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Limpopo

LIMPOPO - The Police in Thohoyandou have today, 22 May 2020 arrested two more suspects aged 22 and 27 and recovered five (05) laptops and two WiFi rooters suspected to have been stolen during the burglaries that were recently committed at the local schools in the Thohoyandou policing area.

Community members alerted the Police about the presence of two men who were in possession of suspected stolen properties in the Thohoyandou CBD. They then reacted swiftly and pounced on them. One of the suspects was found in possession of four (04) laptops and the other had two (02) WiFi rooters and one (01) laptop.

Preliminary police investigations have revealed that the recovered items were linked to the burglary incidents which occurred at Tshishonga primary school and Mphaphuli secondary school some weeks back.

The two suspects will appear before the Thohoyandou Magistrate Court on Monday 25 May 2020.

Meanwhile the other two suspects, Rose Vurangu aged 23 and Shadukani Mabila aged 26, were today denied bail by the Thohoyandou magistrate court after appearing for possession of computers and laptops that are also suspected to be linked to a burglary incident at Tshishonga Primary School. Their cases were remanded to 03 June 2020 for formal bail application.

The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has commended the members for accordingly reacting to the information provided which led to the apprehension of the suspects. “I take this time to also thank our community members for continuously providing valuable information to the police that assists in arresting the suspects and recovering the stolen properties”, concluded General Ledwaba.

Police investigations into the suspects’ possible link to burglary incidents that were committed at various schools, especially in the Thohoyandou area, are continuing.

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