Friday, 25 January 2019
Phuthaditjhaba: The 39-year-old woman from Phuthaditjhaba has been arrested after police found suspected stolen property kept in her house and could not produce proof of purchase. Some of the victims have already identified their items.
On 22 January 2019, the Phuthaditjhaba police were patrolling when they receive information with regard to suspected stolen property kept at a certain house. The members approached the house and were given permission by the owner to search her house.
They found entertainment system in form of seven (7) speakers, amplifier and three (3) laptops. Some of the stolen property was identified by owners. She has been charged and appearing before the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrate court on 23 January 2019 facing possession of suspected stolen property to an estimated value of R50 000.
“The buying of stolen property is illegal and we urge community members once more to refrain from purchasing such goods. There has been a number of housebreakings and theft incidents reported in Qwaqwa and if you buy any of such goods you are part of people promoting housebreakers to continue their evil acts.” said the Phuthaditjhaba Cluster Commander, Major General Peter Moloi.