Cops probe traf­fic HQ bur­glary

Lesotho Times - - Front Page - ’Man­toetse Maama

THE po­lice are yet to make an ar­rest in con­nec­tion with a bur­glary which took place at the Depart­ment of Traf­fic head­quar­ters in Maseru this week. Ac­cord­ing to Maseru Ur­ban Po­lice Dis­trict Com­man­der, Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Teboho Ma­saile, the break-in was dis­cov­ered on Mon­day morn­ing and in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the case were in full swing.

“The break-in was dis­cov­ered when the Depart­ment’s em­ploy­ees re­ported for work on Mon­day morn­ing. Po­lice who at­tended the scene found out that the main en­trance door was opened with a match­ing key, while of­fice doors were bro­ken down. wthere were pa­pers all over the of­fice floors, and it is not yet clear what could have been stolen,” said Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Ma­saile.“se­cu­rity cam­eras inside the build­ing were found cov­ered with pieces of cloth so there is no use­ful footage that could help iden­tify the bur­glar or bur­glars. No ar­rests have been made con­cern­ing the break-in, and in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the case are in progress.

“This is the first time such a break-in has taken place at the Depart­ment, and the po­lice are work­ing around the clock to en­sure the cul­prits are brought to book.”mean­while, a 26-year-old man from Ha Matala was in­jured as he tried to re­sist ar­rest in Hillsview, Maseru, on Tues­day morn­ing. The man had al­legedly bro­ken into a liquor store in the area, and fought po­lice of­fi­cers and a se­cu­rity guard who tried to ar­rest him.“the sus­pect went into the build­ing through the roof and was spot­ted by a pri­vate se­cu­rity of­fi­cer who was guard­ing the premises,” Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Ma­saile said.

“The guard then alerted the po­lice about the bur­glary and when our of­fi­cers ar­rived at the scene, the man was still inside.“when the po­lice asked him to come out of the bot­tle-store, the man started throw­ing bot­tles at them. One of the bot­tles hit the guard and in­jured him, while the sus­pect was also in­jured dur­ing a fight with the po­lice.

The sus­pect was taken to Queen II Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal where he is be­ing treated un­der po­lice guard.” Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Ma­saile said the sus­pect would ap­pear in court once he is fit to stand trial.

THE Depart­ment of Traf­fic head­quar­ters in Maseru.

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