Friday, June 21, 2024

Police intercept SA bound stolen trucks

Last Tuesday police at Ramatlabama arrested three suspects who tried to get stolen trucks across the border into South Africa.

After a tip off from the Makokwe Village public, the police set up a roadblock and arrested the three suspects, aged 35, 37 and 57.

“We quickly mounted road blocks and managed to stop three men with two trucks,” said Ramatlabama Station Commander, Superintendent Patrick Mokumako.

He said upon questioning, one of the men said that he also drove another truck which got stuck in a hole by the border fence.

“We made a search back along the border line and found the third truck. We also realised that the border fence had been cut to make way for the vehicles,” said Mokumako.

Two of the men are believed to be South African while the third is from Mozambique.

Mokumako said they will charge the suspects once they finish investigations with the assistance from South Africa Police.

“I am not sure what may happen at the end because the case is still fresh and under investigations but the suspects are in custody in Botswana.

On the 18th July, the Ramatlabama police arrested a man with a stolen tipper truck from Mpumalanga.

“The culprit cut the gate on the left side of the border at a different spot from the present incident,” explained Mokumako.


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