Cops probe traffic headquarters burglary


’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. There 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 stan

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