8 on the run after escaping Limpopo cops

2015-03-03 13:03
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Johannesburg - Eight suspects have escaped from the Modimolle police station's holding cells, Limpopo police said on Tuesday.

"The escape was discovered on Monday morning around 03:00," said police spokesperson Ronel Otto.

"We suspect that they used some kind of object to saw through the burglar proofing on the roof."

The suspects were being held for house breaking, house robbery, and drug possession.

Two of the suspects, Andries and Titus Chauke, were on trial for stock theft.

Their co-accused, Tinus Groenewald, was last week sentenced to 80 years imprisonment in the Mokopane Regional Court for cattle theft.

Groenewald, from the East Rand, stole about R2m worth of cattle and goats in Limpopo and North West in July and August 2013.

Otto said the eight were armed and dangerous. She appealed to people not to confront them, but to contact police.


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