Foreign national arrives in court driving a stolen car

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police in Modimolle arrested a 39-year-old foreign national for a house robbery at Sussenvale farm last week Saturday.

The police received information that the suspect, wanted for the said house robbery, will appear in Pretoria magistrate’s court on Tuesday,28 September 2021 on another charge. Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the suspect indeed arrived driving the same vehicle, a Toyota Fortuner reportedly used during the commission of the Modimolle farm attack.

“The suspect, who was out on bail after he was arrested at Hercules for another charge of possession of copper cables, was immediately arrested after appearing in Pretoria magistrate’s court.”

He was then taken to one of his addresses in Hammanskraal where some of the properties that were allegedly robbed during the farm attack such as laptops, mechanical equipment and tools were recovered.

On Saturday 18 September 2021 at about 22h43, four suspects all armed with firearms accosted the occupant of the said farm house. They then allegedly assaulted him, and ransacked the house.

Mojalefa added that the victim managed to walk to a neighbours’ house and was later transported to the hospital.

“The VW Polo that was taken during the house robbery was recovered by the Hammanskraal SAPS, a day after the incident. This after the suspects were cornered by Saps members and during the chase, they abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot”.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the members for the meticulous investigations that led to the apprehension of the suspect.

The suspect will appear in Modimolle magistrate’s court on Thursday 30 September 2021 on a charge of house robbery. The hunt for the remaining suspects continues.

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