Robber who steals from municipality is jailed

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Bethal Regional Court has sentenced Isaac Tladi (33) on 30 June to 15 years’ imprisonment after he was found guilty of robbery.

He robbed the Bethal municipal offices in 2015 by breaking open a safe and stealing an undisclosed amount of money.

There was no information about the suspect available after the robbery.

Members from the Mpumalanga Hawks however pursued the case and arrested the suspect.

Mpumalanga Provincial head, Maj Gen Zodwa Mokoena, acknowledged the persistence of the investigating officer, Det W/O Daniel Thembinkosi Nkambule.

He said: “We need dedicated investigators who will ensure quality investigations to assist judiciary during judgement.

“I welcome the verdict passed by judiciary.”

 

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