Police seize stolen items, suspect nabbed!

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The intelligence driven operation by the police led to the arrest and seizure of stolen items from Maphira bottle store in Thabong, Welkom.

According to Welkom SAPS spokesperson captain Stephen Thakeng, the police received a tip over stolen items from a bottle store then the information was operationalised.

“Members of Welkom Public Order Policing Task Team approached a house in Sokhaya Street in Thabong.

“An African man was found and a request was made to search and he agreed,” said captain Thakeng.

While members were busy searching the following, stolen items were discovered, which includes of the, black safe, Dstv antenna, computer tower, Sony headphones, black candle, one sachet of cock drug, one sachet of crystal meth and one sachet of mandrax.

Preliminary investigation revealed that these comes a burglary business that was committed at Maphira Bottle Store in Thabong.

A 25 year old suspect was arrested for possession of suspected stolen items and possession of drugs.

The suspect is set to appear before the Welkom Magistrate Court.


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