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Woman reports 50-yr-old son to police for stealing from her bag

A 74-year-old South African woman has gotten her 50-year-old son arrested or allegedly stealing money from her bag.

She reported the matter to Daveyton police station after he committed the offence on December 6, at about 11am.

Man 50 steal mother money

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD), spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Kelebogile Thepa said the suspect was taken into custody on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

Thepa said; “The 74-year-old female complainant alleges that on December 6, at 11am, while she and her naughty son, the suspect, were relaxing at home, she quickly went to the bathroom. The mother left behind a handbag containing an undisclosed amount of money.

“When she (the mother) came back, the son was nowhere to be found. Money was missing from the handbag. The mother said she is sure that the money was stolen by her son”.

The mother further alleged that in the previous week, her son had stolen the memory card from her mobile phone, and a two-plate stove.

She confronted about the missing memory card and stove at the time of the incident, but the man denied having any knowledge of the property.

“The sick and tired parent registered a case of theft and the perpetrator was arrested and taken to the Daveyton police station. The detained suspect is expected to appear at the Daveyton Magistrate’s Court soon,” the police spokesperson added.