MARAPONG — A case of attempted theft has been opened against a 24 year old male after it was alleged that he was caught while trying to steal something out of a vehicle in Marapong on Tuesday morning 16 February around 05:00.
According to W.O. Frans Mokoena, Lephalale SAPS spokesperson, members of the community immediately gathered around him and started to assault him.
The police were called to the scene and they took the man away from the furious crowd. He was taken to hospital for treatment. At the time of going to press he was released and kept in lawful custody. A case of attempted theft out of a motor vehicle (CAS166/02/2016) is being investigated.
W.O. Mokoena makes an urgent appeal to the public not to take the law into their own hands or to assault someone, “Call the police, we will handle the situation” he said.