On Wednesday, 1 June 2022 members of Benoni Flying Squad arrested three suspects, aged between 34 and 42-years-old, on the N12 highway for possession of unlicensed firearm, ammunition, house breaking implements and suspected stolen property.
The members were reportedly out on a routine crime prevention patrol when they pulled over a taxi with six occupants. A search led the members to recover an unlicensed firearm, ammunition, a toy gun, house breaking implements and various suspected stolen property in possession of three commuters.
Further investigation revealed that the firearm is positively linked to a theft case reported at Honeydew police station in 2020.
In a another incident on the same day, Benoni Flying Squad members operationalised information they obtained about the location of a suspected stolen motor vehicle. The members conducted a search and further investigation confirmed that the said vehicle, a white Mazda Rustler bakkie, is positively linked to a motor vehicle theft case reported at Modimolle police station. A 50-year-old suspect was subsequently arrested.
Still on the same day, Benoni Flying Squad members followed up on information which led them to a truck stop in Pomona. The members recovered hijacked double truck trailers and arrested two suspects, aged 22 and 41-years-old.
Furthermore, the members also recovered various abandoned suspected stolen property which include, a white Big Boy motorcycle, an advertising trailer and a black Jeep.
All the arrested suspects are expected to appear before the Benoni Magistrates’ Court soon while further investigation continues.