Cape Town – A man who went to a Mpumalanga police station to check on his police recruit job application was reportedly arrested when police realised he was a wanted suspect, reports said.
The 40-year-old man reportedly hijacked hardware material he was supposed to deliver to clients and had been on the run for seven days, reported IOL.
The report said that Thomas Ngcobo allegedly redirected the material worth R20 000 to another address without the owner’s consent.
“The suspect’s dirty tricks were uncovered a week later after the manager decided to check invoices. It was realised that two invoices were missing and other material had been delivered to wrong addresses,” the report quoted Mpumalanga police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala.
A case of theft was registered in September 2015 at Bethal SAPS, the report said.
After seven years, the suspect was arrested on Monday, August 15 when he went to the police station to follow up on his job application to become a police officer, reported News24.
He appeared at the Bethal Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday and remained in police custody.
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe