Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Bethlehem: Police in Bethlehem request community assistance in locating two suspects who robbed a well-known jewellery store in Bethlehem Central Business District (CBD). About 70 pieces of jewellery were stolen by two unknown suspects.

It is alleged that on the 17 February 2020, in the morning, a 38-year-old employee at the Jewellery store was on duty when one of the two suspects entered the store pretend to be a customer. While the employee was busy trying to assist him, another suspect suddenly came in and went behind the cabinets where jewellery is kept.

The victim tried to stop him and the suspect showed her a gun under his jacket. Both suspects grabbed jewellery from the cabinets and left the store. It is alleged that both suspects fled the scene with a silver Kia Picanto. No arrests have been made yet.

Free State Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant Baile Motswenyane is appealing to anyone who can assist with the information that might lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact Detective Captain Lesuoa Mokoena on 083 566 9585 or Crime STOP on 08600 10111.