Two suspects held for Stutterheim theft

STUTTERHEIM detectives have arrested two suspects, aged 29 and 40, for possession of stolen property and housebreaking and theft at Kubusie.

The suspects were taken into custody last night.

The arrest follows on information supplied to the police about goods, believed to have been stolen from the Stutterheim correctional services stores, on January 16 and 17.

Police spokesman Captain Siphokazi Mawisa said police recovered goods to the value of R10 000 during a subsequent search. Petrol stolen from the stores were believed to have been used.


The suspects appeared in the Stutterheim Magistrate Court today with the 40-year-old man released on warning and the 29-year-old remanded in custody.

They will appear again on February 1.


The Acting Station Commander of King Williams Town, Captain Makhaya Tukwayo, said he appreciated the working relationship between the community and the police in fighting crime in communities. He thanked the community for the  valuable information which led to the arrest of the suspects and encouraged community members to report the criminals and/or criminal activities to the police on Crime Stop 08600 10111, Crime Line 32211 or at

Some of the recovered goods believed to have been stolen from the Stutterheim prison stores Picture: SUPPLIED

the nearest police station.


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