Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Police still looking for clues in P2m robbery

Criminal Investigation Department Officers are still looking for suspects who made away with P2 million from Kanye land board a year ago.

In a high profile cross border scam, the criminal syndicate stole cheques from the Kanye land board and deposited them in various commercial banks in South Africa. Investigators managed to salvage only P1 million of the funds, while the thieves made away with the other million. To date the police have not made any arrests concerning the crime.

Superintendent Mmoloki Loeto of Sejelo Police station told The Telegraph that they are still investigating the issue, and no arrests have been made.
He revealed that his office is still waiting for information from their Interpol counterparts in South African colleagues.

A Ugandan national who was earlier arrested on suspicion that he was involved in the theft was later released for lack of evidence.

“I am hopeful that our counterparts from South Africa will respond and we will be able to further our investigations and take the suspects to court” he said.

“This was the work of an organized cross border crime network and such investigations usually take long. We are working with our counterparts in South Africa who are also assisting us with the investigations,” said Loeto.


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