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The police in Modimolle are investigating a case of the possession of suspected stolen property following an incident that happened on Tuesday, 17 October.
A man was arrested and charged for transporting a total of 15 allegedly stolen batteries. The suspect was identified as Julius Moyo and was identified as a Malawian national.
Police spokesperson Warrant Officer James Findlay said the police received information about a bus traveling from Gauteng to Malawi, possibly carrying stolen goods.
A team of police officers consisting of Sergeant Estie Ward, Captain Pierre Nel, Warrant Officer Gawie Greeff and Findlay communicated the information amongst themselves and rushed to the Kranskop Tollgate to pounce on the bus.
The bus was pulled off at the tollgate and the police searched and found the suspected stolen goods.
The investigators confirmed that several occupants were found inside, with one being alleged to be the owner of the stolen goods, which were found in the trailer towed by the bus.
During investigations, the suspect could not give reasonable explanation regarding the ownership of the batteries. He was arrested on the spot for possession of suspected stolen goods, and was expected to appear before the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court shortly. Findlay said the value of one battery was R5 000 and the total overall value of the recovered batteries was R75 000.
6 months ago 26 October 2017