On Wednesday 2018/12/12 at about 16:21 the suspect booked in at Hill drop Lodge, Equarand, Ladysmih drive, Newcastle for 2 nights
When suspect swipe the bank card for payment, it was declined.
Suspect said that he will go to the ATM in town to draw money.
Later it was discovered that the suspect and his girlfriend left the lodge
With further inspection and CCTV Footage it was seen that suspect and his girlfriend left the lodge with a TV from the room at the lodge
Photo no 1 to 5 is from the CCTV footage at Hill drop Lodge on Newcastle CAS 221/12/2018
The suspect and his girlfriend also has a baby with them.
They travelled in a White Chevy Spark with registration number FTJ291FS
The suspect also tried to booked in at Grey Goose lodge and Executive Lodge but was unsuccessful.
They looked around the lodges and then left.
The suspect gave his names as Zacharius John Muller
The girlfriend is Sune de Wet.
The owner of the vehicle Mr Hennie de Wet was contacted.
He confirmed that the vehicle belongs to him, but he gave it to his daughter when she was studying in Stellenbosch
During last year 2017, she got involved with Zacharius and wrong friends.
Mr de Wet is struggling to get hold of his daughter for the past 12 months.
Zacharius also used names as: Johan, Johnny, Zahanas, Zacharia and Pieter
Surname he used is Muller, Mulder or Kruger
Zacharius is also wanted on Jeffrey Bay cases for Fraud and Theft, Da Gamaskop CAS 151/01/2018 for Theft
The suspect was also at a Lodge in Tzaneen on Monday 2018/12/10 and stole a TV, Tzaneen CAS 116/12/2018
The suspect was also at Sabie at Lodge – Awaits for the case number.
Photo no 6 and 7 is from Tzaneen CAS 116/12/2018
It is believed that the suspect and his girlfriend targeting Bed and Breakfast places and Lodges
If possible we can get a National lookout on the suspect and his friend with the vehicle they used.
The I/O W/O V Mahabeer can be contacted for any further information on
Cell (private) – 083 3382 866
Cell (Work) – 071 6086 603
Detective Service Centre Commander
Newcastle (Crime Office)
Lt-Col P R Claassen
034 31 46292
CRIME OFFICE = 034 31 46440 / 034 31 46444
Direct fax number 086 710 2295
CELL NUMBER 079 5000 453