POTCHESTROOM – Four burglary suspects aged 32, 37, 41 and 44 are expected to appear in the Koster Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 11 January 2021.
The suspect’s court appearance follows their apprehension through crime intelligence driven operation on Thursday, 7 January 2021, in Phatsima village near Sun City, Kroondal, Sunrise Park and Johannesburg for burglary committed between Monday, 28 and Tuesday, 29 December 2020, at one of the farms in the vicinity of Koster.
Subsequent to investigation conducted after apprehension of the four suspects, a middle aged man was arrested on Saturday, 9 January 2021, in Gauteng Province for unlawful possession of firearms after seven rifles were found at two different locations in Soweto.
According to reports, the farmer was away on holidays when the suspects allegedly broke the window and gained entrance into the house which they ransacked. The suspects then managed to open the safe and took several firearms. After becoming aware of the incident, the farm caretaker together with the farmer’s brother, reported the matter to the police for investigation.
The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena commended the team for their tireless efforts that resulted in the arrest and recovery of the stolen firearms.
Source: South African Police Service