By: Otto Ngoveni
HLANGANANI- The police in Hlanganani have arrested a 26-year-old suspect for the possession of suspected stolen property, the suspect was found in possession of sixteen (16) Vodacom Tower batteries worth approximately R160 000 in the early hours of Tuesday(16-01-2018).
Police were acting on a tip-off a suspected theft which was taking place at the Vodacom’s Masakona Tower.
Limpopo police spokesperson Lt. Col. Moatshe Ngoepe said, When the police arrived at the scene they spotted a white bakkie branded with the name of a protection and armed response company.
“The said vehicle was instructed to stop but the driver defied police’s orders and sped off and then a chase ensued until the vehicle was cornered at Hlanganani RDP section.” Said Ngoepe
Upon searching the vehicle the police found seven batteries stashed in the bakkie. Preliminary investigations led the police back to the Masakona Tower where they found nine more batteries hidden adjacent to the scene.
The suspect will appear before the Tiyani Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.