PARKTOWN – The Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has commended the swift response by the SAPS Pretoria West Crime Prevention Unit after they received information of a business burglary in progress in Lotus Gardens Secondary School which led to the arrest of one suspect, four others managed to evade arrest.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspects gained entry through the roof to the storeroom where items were stolen. Police will investigate to determine many items were stolen from the school.
“The attack and break-ins of schools will not be tolerated and police will make sure that those who are responsible are hunted down and brought to book” said the Gauteng Provincial Commissioner.
A case of business burglary has been opened for investigation.
The South African Police Service is appealing to the community to come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators who managed to evade arrest by contacting the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or by submitting an anonymous tip-off on the My SAPS App.
The suspect will be appearing in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 18 May 2020.
Source: South African Police Service