Two arrested for Lira burglary

2013-08-10 16:32

Two people were arrested in connection with a break-in at musician Lerato Lira Molapo’s house in Randburg.

A 24-year-old man was caught with some of the stolen items at a house not far from Molapo’s home, said Gauteng police Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale today.

“The second suspect, aged 26, alleged to be the owner of the house, handed himself to the police.”

Read: Lira, hubby catch thieves red-handed, music awards looted

The burglary happened last night while Molapo and her husband were attending a Women’s Day celebration.

The thieves apparently entered the house through the back sliding door which was broken, said Mogale.

They stole items including 10 SA Music Awards, laptops, iPods, a music system, cash from the safe and a spare key for the safe.

Police recovered two iPods, two MAC Apple laptops, an amplifier, a cellphone and an Xbox 360.

The men were expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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