A 27-year-old man, a former hospital employee, was arrested after stealing a dialysis machine from a local hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.
Police arrested a 27-year-old man, a former hospital employee, after stealing a dialysis machine from a local hospital in KwaZulu-Natal.
According to police spokesperson Captain, Nqobile Gwala said the man is expected to appear in court on Wednesday, 22 September 2021.
“Chatsworth detectives have arrested a 27-year-old suspect for theft after he had stolen a dialysis machine from a local hospital.”
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He said it is alleged that on 24 August 2021, at midnight, the man went to a hospital where he removed a machine without permission.
“The man after that pawned the machine for monetary gain. After being on the run from police for a month, police finally arrested the suspect in the Shallcross area in Chatsworth.”
Gwala said further investigations led police to a property in the Umhlatuzana Township area where police recovered the dialysis machine.
“The machine is valued at over R 250 000-00. Police seized the exhibit, which will be returned to the hospital in due course.”
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“The suspect will appear in the Chatsworth Magistrates Court today on charges of theft.”
Meanwhile, police are still searching for the dangerous suspect who escaped from a prison official’s custody at Eshowe Court on Friday is still at large.
Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the criminal escaped on Friday.
“The suspect is identified as Lungelo Diploma Nzuza (Khaba) and is 23-years-old. Nzuza was arrested and has appeared in court for five counts of rape, one attempted murder and two counts of house robbery.”
She said the suspect is formally from the Lambothi area in Nyoni.