BY REGINALD KANYANE
POLICE in Letlhabile arrested three suspects aged between 25 and 41 for business robbery, malicious damage to property, theft and possession of house breaking implements.
North West police spokesperson, Col Sabata Mokgwabone said the suspects were arrested in the early hours of Saturday. He said the suspects were arrested after the police promptly acted on a tip-off.
“The police received information about suspected illegal activity at Letlhabile complex. They approached the shopping complex, however the suspects drove off.
“They were driving four vehicles including a Toyota Hilux bakkie fitted with a blue lamp. The chase ensued between the police and the suspects. The driver of a bakkie allegedly lost control and his bakkie overturned,” Mokgwabone said.
He said three suspects were all injured. Mokgwabone added that they were ferried to a local hospital for medical attention under police guard.
“The police found two generators and two drilling jack machines inside the bakkie. They also found the second car, a red Volkswagen Golf abandoned due to breakdown.
“A substantial amount of cash was allegedly found in the vehicle. It is alleged that the money was taken from Automated Teller Machine (ATM). The suspects are expected to appear in the Brits Magistrates’ Court soon,” he said.
North West provincial commissioner, Lieutenant Gen, Baile Motswenyane commended the cooperation of the community. She said that this will definitely send a clear message that crime does not pay.
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