Suspects in court for church break-in


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Two suspects were expected to appear before the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court on Friday 20 April in connection with a case of a break-in at a church. 

It is alleged that the suspects broke into the Fraternal Full Gospel Church of Christ in Phomolong Extension 8 by breaking down a door on Thursday, 29 March 2018.

The suspects stole two keyboards, a stand and mixer, a generator, cordless microphones, connection cables, several tools, and food from the crèche the church runs on its premises. 

Modimolle police spokesperson Warrant Officer James Findlay said an informer gave the police a tip off, alleging the twosome were spotted in the possession of suspected stolen goods. 

Investigations led to the arrest of the two men in the vicinity of Phagameng on Monday 2 April, who were allegedly caught red-handed in possession of the items stolen from the church premises. 

The two suspects were remanded in custody and were expected to appear in the Modimolle magistrate’s Court for bail application.

Findlay said it was also discovered during investigations that one of the suspects was an alleged fugitive from the law, wanted for another housebreaking case by the Cleveland SAPS in Gauteng. 

The news of the church break-in was first broken by Fraternal Full Gospel Church of Christ, Bishop Samson Makwarela, by means of a letter addressed to both The BEAT and sister newspaper, Die Pos/The Post.

In the letter Bishop Makwarela paid homage to the sterling work of the police, and urged the community to close ranks in fighting the scourge of crime.

2 years ago       19 April 2018