The Modder River police have arrested one suspect and is seeking another after eight tower batteries worth more than R480,000 were found in the suspect’s possession.
THE Modder River police have arrested one suspect and is seeking another after eight tower batteries worth more than R480,000 were found in the suspect’s possession.
Police spokesperson, Captain Olebogeng Tawana said the police acted on a information they received regarding the alleged incident.
“On Friday, April 29, 2022, Modder River police recovered eight tower batteries worth more than R480,000, believed to be stolen from one of the network towers in Qebhehra. Police in Modder River were activated subsequent to intelligence received,about a vehicle on the N12 from Qebherha heading in the direction of Modder River loaded with presumed stolen network towers batteries. Prompt reaction to intelligence received, police spotted the alleged vehicle, a white Toyota Fortuner on the N12,” said Tawana.
He said one of the suspects fled from police after the vehicle was instructed to stop.
“After pulling over the vehicle, one suspect jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot, while the other suspect was apprehended. The police are on the trail of the escaped suspect. The arrested suspect is expected to appear in court on Tuesday, May 2, 2022, on a charge of Criminal Amendment Act,” he said.
He added that the arresting team was commended for the apprehending the suspect.
“The District Commissioner of the Frances Baard, Major General Johan Bean, applauded members for acting promptly by arresting the suspect subsequent to receiving intelligence,” said Tawana.