A 33-year-old man, who has been linked to more than 30 crimes in Seshego, Limpopo, has been arrested.

The suspect, Thomas Tshamano, who is originally from Makhado, has been terrorising the community by stealing valuable items from their vehicles since 2011, according to Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

“He targeted his victims at night and broke into their vehicles parked inside or outside their yards and stole valuables including radios, cell phones, wallets, laptops and anything else he could lay his hands on.”

According to Mulaudzi, forensic evidence found on more than 30 crime scenes led members from the criminal record centre to believe that there was one suspect involved.

“Thus far, he has been linked to 32 cases of theft from and out of motor vehicle and investigations to link him to even more cases are ongoing.”

He is due back in court on 7 July for a formal bail application.