17-year old boy arrested for burning a store to ashes

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A 17-year-old boy is expected to appear in the Wolmaransstad Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 11 July 2022, for burglary business and arson. He was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning, 08 July 2022. 

Colonel Amanda Funani of North West Police said according to information, security guards reacted to an activated alarm at one of the shopping centres in Wolmaransstad. “Consequently, the police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene. In the process of dousing the fire, the suspect who apparently gained entrance through the roof, was found, fainted in the store”.

Funani added that the suspect was rescued and taken to the hospital where he was treated for smoke inhalation and later discharged. “It has since been established that the suspect was placed under the care of his parents after being arrested and appeared before the court in May this year for theft”.

A preliminary crime scene investigation revealed that the store burnt to ashes.

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