Police catch suspect with stolen laptops

2017-08-16 06:03

The Bloemfontein police are appealing to residents in the city who have lost their laptops to contact the Park Road police office.

This is after discovery of 17 laptops in possession of a 34-year-old Nigerian national.

The police estimate the items to be worth R200 000.

Const. Peter Kareli, spokesperson of the Free State police, says the suspect was arrested after he failed to account for all items found his possession.

He says crime prevention members who were on patrol arrested the suspect in the Bloemfontein Central Business District (CBD) on 30 July at 02:00.

Kareli says the laptops were found neatly packed in the two bags which the man was carrying.

He says the initial finding was that the suspect was about to board a train to Johannesburg.

Residents who might have lost their laptops are requested to contact the Park Road police office on 051-507-6004 or call Det.WO Anemare De Kock on 079-199-7119.

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