It did not end well for five alleged thieves in a farm in Ogies

NELSPRUIT – The police in Ogies have arrested five suspects aged between 18 and 29 for the alleged theft of steel frames at a farm near Ogies and had their vehicle confiscated this afternoon, 11 October 2022 at about 15:50.

Police responded to a call from a certain farm in the area and on their arrival, they found a group of farming community surrounding five suspects in a white Isuzu bakkie.

Upon investigation, police were informed that the five suspicious looking men were spotted on the farm and when engaged, it was realised that they had steel frames loaded in their bakkie believed to have been stolen from the farm. The steel frames were already stripped.

The suspects could not give account of the property in their possession hence they were arrested and charged for theft as well as malicious damage to property. Police cannot rule out the possibility of adding more charges against the suspects. The suspected stolen property as well as the vehicle were seized for further investigation.

The suspects are expected to appear at the Ogies Magistrate’s Court as soon as all necessary administration is completed.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has welcomed the arrest and urged other community members to learn from the arrest by refraining from taking the law into their own hands, but always work collaboratively with the authorities.

Source: South African Police Service