POTCHEFSTROOM – A 17-year-old minor was on Friday, 22 May 2020, arrested for attempted burglary at a high school in Makapanstad.
It is alleged that a security officer was on duty at the school when she heard a strange noise on the roof at approximately 17:30. Upon investigation, she saw three suspicious people on the roof. In no time the intruders jumped off the roof and fled on foot. With assistance of members of the community, one of the intruders was caught and handed over to the police.
The suspect was then processed in terms the Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act No. 75 of 2008) and released in the care of his parents. Investigation into the matter continues and the police are following up on information about the other two suspects who are also minors.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena applauded the community and security guard for their collaboration which culminated in the arrest. He once more urged members of the community to report suspicious activities at schools by contacting their nearest police stations or calling Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
Source: South African Police Service