Four pupils arrested for stealing school computers

2011-07-28 14:09

Four pupils were arrested in Dennilton today for allegedly stealing computers and groceries from their school, according to Limpopo police.

The boys, aged between 14 and 17, allegedly broke into the offices of Ndoda Combined School yesterday night, said Constable Mmapitso Aphane.

They allegedly stole groceries used for the feeding scheme programme.

Aphane said teachers became aware of the break-in when they arrived at school this morning.

“One of the teachers suspected a 16-year-old pupil and they immediately went to his home with the police.

“When the teenager saw them entering the yard, he dashed out through the back gate and ran away.”

Police gave chase and finally caught him, she said.

The boy allegedly confessed to the crime and led police to his room, where they found several tins of food and a computer.

Aphane said the teenager then pointed out his three alleged accomplices and led police to their homes.

The other pupils also tried to run away when they saw police arriving at their homes. They were caught and police found more food and two computers.

The four were charged with house breaking and theft, as well as the possession of suspected stolen property.

They were expected to appear in the Moutse Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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