Two of three Sebokeng escapees rearrested

2011-09-29 07:11

Two of three men who escaped from the Sebokeng police holding cells have been rearrested.

Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said Anton Americo Bila and John Luis Kumalo were rearrested yesterday at Protea Glen following leads from members of the public.

The third man, Quive Valerio, was still at large.

Dlamini said an internal investigation relating to the escape was being conducted.

The three escaped from the police cells in Sebokeng on Monday.

Anton Americo Bila was arrested in connection with 37 cases of housebreaking, which predominantly took place at schools where computer equipment was targeted.

John Luis Kumalo has been linked to six crime scenes. Quive Valerio has not yet been linked to any other crimes, except a case of possession of suspected stolen property. They were arrested on September 21 in Palm Springs.

During their arrest, they were found in possession of suspected stolen property, which included computer equipment, gate motors, a school soccer kit, air conditioners and cellphones.

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