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Cops find generator stolen from police premises

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Police said the generator was reported stolen from a police premises in Kenilworth Road on February 21.

A GENERATOR that was stolen from the police, was recovered at a house in Oorklip street in Kimberley on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson, Colonel Mashay Gamieldien said the generator was reported stolen from a police premises in Kenilworth Road in Kimberley on February 21 at 10.45pm.

“Lieutenant-Colonel Gilbert Dikgetsi and Sergeant Headman Machayona who were stationed at the Provincial Operational Command Centre (POCC) in Kimberley decided to conduct their own investigations which led them to the recovery of a double cab Mahindra bakkie that was found abandoned in Mogul Park in Kimberley on February 26.

“Investigations revealed that the bakkie was believed to be stolen and that it was used in the theft of the generator.

“Further investigations led the two officials to Modderriver where the generator was allegedly sold. Information revealed that the generator was being stored at a house in Monument Heights in Kimberley.”

She added that on March 2 at 5.40pm Dikgetsi and Machayona visited a residence in Oorklip street where they found the generator that was valued at R120 000.

“Two males aged 39 and 45 respectively were arrested and charged for the theft of the generator and will soon appear in court.”

The acting deputy provincial commissioner of policing, Brigadier Hennie Van Rensburg urged the public to report and not to purchase stolen property.