Gate motor theft: Two arrested after more than 10 incidents were reported

Gate motor theft: Two arrested after more than 10 incidents were reported

The police in the Free State made a breakthrough in its investigation into gate motor theft in Bethlehem on Monday night, 7 March.

ALLEGED THIEVES ARRESTED

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring said there has been an outcry in Bethlehem where more than 10 incidents of such theft have been reported in one area.

On Monday – between 2:00 and 5:00 – two suspects were arrested after being caught in possession of gate motors.

“The recent arrest of the two suspects is a major breakthrough because it could see a decline in theft of gate motors from various suburbs,” said the police spokesperson.

The suspects – aged in their 30s – are expected to appear before the Bethlehem Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 9 March on charges of possession of suspected stolen property.

“The Bethlehem Detective Service requests that all complainants, whose gate motors were stolen, should visit the station urgently to assist in the identification of their gate motors,” said Mophiring