business robbery North West

A teenager was arrested for a house robbery in Bendor before SAPS positively linked him to a murder in the area. Photo: @SAPoliceService / Twitter and Stock Image / Pixabay

North West: Three business robbery suspects remanded in custody

Police say the business robbery suspects gained entry into a store in Delareyville and have been remanded in custody

business robbery North West

A teenager was arrested for a house robbery in Bendor before SAPS positively linked him to a murder in the area. Photo: @SAPoliceService / Twitter and Stock Image / Pixabay

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in the North West says three people have been remanded in custoody in connection with a business robbery in Delareyville.

“Klaas Dintwe (29), Tebogo Mocumi (29) and Olehile Uithaler (31) were remanded in custody when they appeared in the Sannieshof Periodical Court on Thursday, 22 September 2022. They are expected to reappear before the Delareyville Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 27 September 2022, for business robbery,” said SAPS Colonel Adéle Myburgh in a statement on Sunday, 25 September 2022.

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According to North West police, the trio are alleged to have gained entry into a store in Extension 7, Delareyville in the early hours of Monday morning, 19 September 2022.

“That was after they broke open the burglar door and cut the roof.  They allegedly overpowered and assaulted an employee who was sleeping in a room adjoined to the business, then took an undisclosed amount of cash, cigarettes, groceries, clothing, tekkies and a flash machine before running away,” Myburgh said.

When the business robbery case was further investigated, the suspects were positively identified and linked to the crime.

“They were successfully traced and arrested a day later (Tuesday, 20 September 2022). During the arrest, the police seized items such as groceries and a jacket which were robbed during the incident,” she added.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, congratulated the investigation team for a sterling job and reiterated that the police are determined to ensure that criminals are brought to book to account for their actions.