Two suspects appeared before the Kroonstad Magistrate’s Court after being arrested for housebreaking and theft.
On Thursday a 26-year-old and 32-year-old suspect appeared in court after they were arrested on Tuesday morning.
The police were called to the victim’s house on Monday to investigate a break-in. The victim had to leave his house again after the police opened a case for investigation. Upon his return, on the same day, he found that there was a second break-in, and items to the value of R300 000 had been stolen.
The police were called again, and the case was immediately handed over to the Kroonstad Detectives for further investigation. Following the leads, the detectives were able to arrest the suspects in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The arrest was made at a liquor outlet in town. The suspects took the police to flats where some of the stolen items were kept, and to the people to whom they sold some of the items.
“Time is a crucial aspect when tackling crime. It is high time our presence should be felt when these criminals are least expecting it,” says Maj. Gen. Moses Makubo.
The case was postponed to Thursday, 19 January, for formal bail application.