7 held after Petros home burgled

2011-06-27 10:30
Johannesburg - Gauteng police arrested seven people in a sting operation in Mamelodi, Pretoria, as part of the investigation into the burglary at provincial police commissioner General Mzwandile Petros's house, a spokesperson said on Monday.

"Homes in the Mamelodi area were searched last night [Sunday]. Seven people were arrested after a follow-up investigation," said Brigadier Neville Malila.

"Some were arrested for the possession of stolen property. The police found various plasma screens and electrical equipment in their possession.

"One was identified as the [possible] plasma screen taken from the commissioner's house."

He said the operation came after the police questioned the Mamelodi man who was arrested on Sunday in connection with the burglary of Petros's home in Bryanston, north of Johannesburg.

Malila said it was not yet clear how many of the seven people arrested could be linked specifically to the Petros burglary.

Detectives were still investigating and questioning those arrested.

Burglars broke into Petros's home on Friday night, stealing a plasma television screen and other appliances.

He was not at home at the time, but his wife was. The burglars fled when she activated the alarm.

Police have said the burglary was not linked to a weekend break-in at the home of former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi.
- SAPA
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