Some of the stolen items included a pair of sneakers, trousers and safety boots belonging to one of the general workers at the station
THE KIMBERLEY police have vowed to “leave no stone unturned” in bringing to book suspects who broke into the Kimberley police station on the weekend and stole clothing and safety gear.
While police originally only responded to enquiries about the incident on Monday by saying that “a case of burglary is being investigated after the storeroom at the Kimberley police station was broken into”, police spokesperson, Brigadier Mohale Ramatseba, yesterday provided more information, adding that it had not yet been established how many suspects were involved or at what time the break-in occurred.
Ramatseba indicated that the stolen items included a pair of sneakers, trousers and safety boots belonging to one of the general workers at the station.
Ramatseba did not not respond to queries about how the suspects gained access to the building, but did say that “the manner in which the break-in was conducted forms part of an on-going police investigation and more light will be shed on the incident after these investigations are concluded”.
“The management of the South African Police Service in the Northern Cape would like to assure the public that no stone will be left unturned in ensuring that any person/s involved is/are brought to book,” Ramatseba concluded.
Meanwhile, members of the public raised concerns about the fact that a police station could be robbed while the charge office was manned.
“It is strange that suspects can so easily gain access to a police station, which is manned by armed police officials, without anyone seeing anything,” one city resident said.