SAPS Arrested 2 Suspects for the Murder of 2 Security Guards in Hillbrow
Media Statement from Gauteng Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
PARKTOWN: The management of police in Gauteng has welcomed the arrest of two suspects believed to be behind the murder of two security guards in Hillbrow a week ago.
It is alleged that on Monday, 11 February 2019 at the corner of Claim and Caroline Streets in Hillbrow, a group of about five suspects accosted two security guards who were inside a vehicle. The victims,
aged 45 and 50, were fatally shot and one firearm taken from them. Police recovered the firearm with a magazine and rounds after arresting the first suspect.
Since the reporting of the murder, police have been working tirelessly to ensure that the suspects are behind bars and the stolen firearm is recovered. Intelligence driven information led to the arrest of the suspects in Hillbrow and Berea on Saturday. Police are still searching for the three suspects that are still at large.
Furthermore, over the weekend, police recovered more than 12 unlicensed firearms that are believed to be used by the criminals during the commission of serious and violent crimes. These firearms were recovered during the intelligence driven operations that included road blocks, tracing of wanted suspects as well as stop and search.
The Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, gave clear orders to the police in Gauteng that they should recover illegal firearms that are in circulation in the province and members are complying with the order. More operations are imminent in Gauteng to ensure that more firearms are recovered and that the communities are and feel safe all the time.
The arrested suspects are expected to appear before Magistrate Courts within Gauteng from Monday, 18 February 2019.
Captain Mavela Masondo: 071 608 5490