28 Oct 2017, Groblersdal., Limpopo: Three suspects, aged between 26 and 29, were nabbed at different places during sting operations that were conducted between 27 - 28 October 2017.
These Crime Intelligence-led operations comprised of members from Crime Intelligence, the K9, Laersdeift SAPS and Cluster First Responder Team and were focusing on House Robberies, Carjacking and Business Robberies.
The first suspect was apprehended in Mamelodi, Gauteng province, the second at Phokwane in Nebo the last one at Sofberck between Groblersdal and Middleburg.
During these arrests, the police recovered:
2 x rifles, 700 rifle's ammunitions, 1x 9mm pistol, 166x pistol ammunitions, 1x 38 special firearm with 200x life ammunitions, 1xPNE laptop and TV plasma.
These suspected stolen properties were found at the home of one of the suspects. One of the firearms was robbed from the legal owner during a house robbery that was committed on 28 September 2017 at Laersdrift.
Other properties were stolen during house breaking and theft at Laersdrieft during October 2017.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba commended this team of dedicated members for a well-coordinated operation that led to these simultaneous arrests.
The suspects are expected to appear before Middleburg magistrate court on Monday, 30 October 2017 on charges of House Robbery, Unlawful Possession of arms and ammunition and Possession of suspected stolen property.