Seven suspects were arrested in Limpopo on Sunday on charges of breaking into schools and residential buildings.
Brig. Police spokesman Motlafela Mojapelo said police received information about the suspects and carried out an operation in Sebayeng. This led to the arrest of the first two suspects. “They had items in their possession that were allegedly stolen from one of the schools in the area,” he said.
A joint task team and detectives from Mankweng’s investigation resulted in another five persons being arrested at various locations. “These persons are also accused of possessing stolen property.”
The seven suspects, aged between 24 and 64, are reportedly linked to several robberies in the area. During the arrest, officers seized, among other things, central processing units (CPUs), computer screens, keyboards, a speaker, a drill, a grinder, a crowbar, two fridges, beds and a plasma TV.
“An investigation will also determine if the suspects can be linked to any other crimes in the province,” Mojapelo added. “They are expected to appear in the Mankweng Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of business robbery and possession of suspected stolen property.”