Two suspects who allegedly broke and stole school items at Mmoledi Secondary School, in Phitsane Village near Mahikeng on Thursday have been arrested.
The suspects were found in possession of school items which includes,16 laptops, 150 tablets, 1 projector, 2 sets of netball kit, 3 sets of soccer kit and 2 sets of volleyball kit and damaged office doors.
It is reported that the suspects teared down the school fence in order to gain access into the school. They broke into the laboratory and the roof of the staff room, wherein they used the grinder to open the school strong room. At the time of the incident, the school security personnel called the school principal to inform him about the break in. The school principal immediately alerted the local police.
North West Education MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela congratulated the police for the swift apprehension of the school burglary suspects and getting back school assets.
“I want to send out a very strong message to all those who continue to vandalise our schools, to desist from this act of criminality because the wheels of the law will deal with them harshly”, said MEC Matsemela.
A case of burglary was opened at Makgobistad police station.