Suspect arrested after burglaries in Badplaas

Crime Local

Police recovered suspected stolen property worth about R250 000 in  Badplaas, on Monday, November 21. The recovery was made following the arrest of a 28-year-old man suspected to be behind a string of burglaries in the area.

The provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, said police in Badplaas received information from a reliable source about property reportedly stolen from holiday houses at Vygeboom Farm.

Upon receiving the information, police operationalised it, resulting in a breakthrough whereby a rifle safe, 12 live rounds of ammunition, two fridges, four TV sets, four sound systems and other suspected stolen property were recovered.

“The arrested suspect is expected to make his first court appearance at the Carolina Magistrate’s Court today on charges of possession of suspected stolen properties with an additional charge of possession of unlicensed ammunition. As part of the investigation, police are still tracking down other suspects also believed to be involved in the burglaries,” Mohlala said.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela, has welcomed the arrest of the suspect as well as the recovery of the property. The General further extended her sincere appreciation to all community members who continuously join hands with police in the fight against crime by providing valuable information.