Ex-employees held for theft at Limpopo farm

2017-07-20 12:18


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Lephalale - Four ex-farm workers have been arrested for alleged housebreaking and theft at their former employer's farm in Tom Burke near Lephalale, police said on Thursday.

The suspects, aged between 20 and 50, were arrested by a special task team during a crime intelligence-led operation.

The group allegedly broke through the farmhouse door, wedged open the safe and made off with an undisclosed amount of US dollars and four rifles a fortnight ago.

After following up on leads, the task team recovered an Isuzu double-cab bakkie, four flat-screen TVs and the rifles that were stolen from the farm.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said officers gathered evidence and then arrested the former workers in Modimolle’s Phagameng township.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba commended all members involved for spending sleepless nights to track down the suspects.

The suspects will appear in Tom Burke Magistrate's Court soon.

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