Corpse and robbers: 5 in court for stealing from mortuary

2017-11-17 20:13
The five suspects and the property they allegedly stole from a Mortuary in Thabong outside Welkom. (Supplied)

The five suspects and the property they allegedly stole from a Mortuary in Thabong outside Welkom. (Supplied)

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Welkom – Five suspects appeared in the Welkom Magistrate's Court on Thursday for stealing pots and pans from a small town mortuary, Free State police said.

Police spokesperson Mamello Mokhuoane said the suspects were arrested on Wednesday after three pots, a gas bottle, a potjiekos pot, a gazebo, an industrial gas burner, and another gas burner were stolen from a Thabong mortuary.

A tip-off led to the arrest of a 37-year-old man who was found with the stolen property, Mokhuoane said.

Three men - aged 44, 47 and 47 - and a 52-year-old woman were arrested later on Wednesday afternoon in connection with the burglary.

The five suspects are due back in the Welkom Magistrate's court soon.

They remain in custody.

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