MOSSEL BAY NEWS - A detective from the Da Gamaskop Police, Sgt Ayabonga Lolo, literally went the extra tp mile bring justice.
According to the spokesperson of the Da Gamaskop Police, Captain Wollie Fourie, a saga started in late August when a 20-year-old female student was robbed at the Langeberg Mall by two unknown women.
"The victim was robbed of cash, her cellphone, clothing and medication. Afterwards, the suspects, both wearing face masks, fled in a vehicle with an Eastern Cape registration number. It was impossible to identify the suspects, but the registration number could be traced."
Investigating officer Wo Arleen Stokes asked her colleague, Sgt Ayabonga Lolo, to assist in the investigation. It was established that the vehicle belonged to a woman, residing in the Eastern Cape.
Upon obtaining a contact number, Lolo contacted the woman in September, stating that her vehicle was implicated in a crime perpetrated in Mossel Bay and that, should she be withholding any evidence or information, there could be serious repercussions.
Lolo, who went to Port Elizabeth towards the end of September, again contacted the vehicle owner, reminding her of their previous conversation and her responsibility to report what she knew regarding the robbery.
The woman, then in Mthatha, only divulged that while en route to Cape Town from the Eastern Cape, she offered a lift to two women, whom she dropped off in Mossel Bay. Afterwards, she claims, she had had no contact with the women and she did not have any knowledge of the robbery.
Shortly after this telephone conversation, while Lolo was still in Port Elizabeth on 28 September, he was contacted telephonically by a taxi owner who asked about Lolo's whereabouts, since he was instructed to hand him a package. Lolo received the package which contained the items described by the 20-year-old student robbed at Langeberg Mall.
Once Lolo returned to Mossel Bay, he handed the stolen items over to their owner. "The police investigation continues, but we are very proud of Sgt Lolo for his dedication. The victim was overjoyed when the items, even the cash, were returned to her," said Fourie.
Detective commander of the Da Gamaskop Police, Lieutenant Colonel Maurice van Egmond, lauded Lolo on a job well done.
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