Seven nabbed for braai party with stolen spoils in Free State
Seven suspects are on Friday expected to file a bail application after being caught red-handed enjoying allegedly stolen "expensive alcohol" and braai meat in Hoopstad, Free State.
The Wenakker Pub and Grill was burgled last Friday, March 15.
"Access was gained through the door that was forced open. Apparently liquor and meat were stolen. A case of business burglary was registered for further investigation," said police spokesperson, Capt Stephen Thakeng.
The seven men aged between 16 and 32 were traced at a house in Hoopstad by the investigating officer and members of Hoopstad community service centre.
They were in possession of three bottles of expensive wines, which were seized, according to Thakeng.
"Apparently, they drank liquor and braaied the meat stolen from the pub and grill. The suspects were all drunk when they were arrested," she said.
The suspects briefly appeared before the magistrate's court on Monday. Their case was postponed to Friday for bail application.
"The seized bottles of wine were pointed out by the owner of Wenakker as some of the stolen items from his business premises," said Thakeng.
Didi Ramoolla, the acting cluster commander, applauded the police officers for a job well done.