The police have issued a warning to the public to refrain from buying stolen goods as it is a criminal offence.
POLICE members of the Kathu Crime Prevention unit arrested a suspect who was allegedly involved in a robbery on Monday night.
Northern Cape police spokesperson Colonel Mashay Gamieldien said that Sergeant Ben Eiman and constables Blythe Jantjes and Beatriz Canchibatho recovered suspected stolen property.
“The members searched for the suspect who allegedly robbed his victim in Kameeldoring Street in Kathu at 7.30pm. The 20-year-old suspect was apprehended and arrested in Rietbok Street at 11pm after he was found in possession of a Samsung Galaxy A21 cellphone, with a memory card and SIM card, valued at R4,000,” said Gamieldien.
She said that the suspect was charged for robbery with a weapon other than a firearm.
Gamieldien stated that in an unrelated incident on Sunday, the same three police members arrested a 20-year-old man at about 5.30pm in Mapoteng settlement for business burglary.
“The suspect was found in possession of suspected stolen property that was allegedly stolen during a burglary at a business.”
Gamieldien indicated that both suspects were expected to appear in the Kathu Magistrate’s Court soon.
“The police are issuing a stern warning to the public to reject and report stolen property and refrain from buying stolen goods as it is a criminal offence,” said Gamieldien.