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Thabong schools a priority for police due to robbery
Police come under fire

The police in Thabong are concerned about the alarming rate of business robberies that have occurred at schools since the beginning of this year.

More than five schools in Thabong have been robbed of cell phones (tablets), projectors, computers, groceries and stationery amounting to an estimated value of R500 000.

On Wednesday, 3 April, at about 00:45, four armed suspects robbed the Lebogang Secondary School in Thabong.

It is alleged that the 49-year-old complainant and his colleague were conducting guard duties when they were approached by the suspects, who pointed firearms at them.

The perpetrators demanded the panic button. They then tied up the guards with wire and their belts and took their cell phones.

The suspects allegedly stole computers to the value of R150 000 and groceries to the value of R1 500.

In another incident on Thursday, 14 March, at about 02:30, a security guard at the Dr MG Mngoma School in Thabong was patrolling the school with his colleague.

“It is alleged that they were attacked from behind by two unknown armed men,” says Sgt Mamello Mokhuoane, police spokesperson.

“The security guards were allegedly overpowered by these suspects who took the building keys and tied the guards to tables in the staff room. The suspects stole three computer screens and towers, cell phones (tablets) and two cell phones belonging to the security guards. The suspects fled the scene.”

Other cases were reported at the Thabong Primary School, the Mantshebo Primary School and the Tsakani Primary School, where the same modus operandi was used, and at similar time frames.

The police in Thabong are investigating cases of business robbery and appeal to anyone with information to call the detective branch commander, Col Mzamo Nyamane, on 082-453-0759 or the Crime Stop Number (08600-10111).

“Measures have been put in place by the Thabong police to curb the robberies.

“Community policing forum structures and the school management, which includes the school governing body, have been sensitised and an appeal is being made to the community to work together with the police by providing information pertaining to these robberies,” he says.

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