On Friday night, 29 May 2020, members of the Tshwane TRT, Ekurhuleni TRT and Gauteng Traffic Police followed intelligence driven information that led them to the most wanted suspect, who is wanted on cases ranging from armed robbery, business robbery, cash in transit robberies and car hijackings.
The members proceeded to the address where the suspect was hiding in Riverside View. Upon arrival, it is alleged they knocked on the door and the suspect’s girlfriend opened the door. Police tactically positioned themselves around the house. When the suspect realised that it was the police, he allegedly fired one shot, the police returned fire and fatally wounded the suspect.
Upon entering and searching the house, they found a bag with nine pistols, two rifles and magazines with live ammunition. A white Mercedes Benz AMG suspected to be hijacked was also found in the yard.
Meanwhile in another multi-disciplinary operation in Johannesburg CBD police seized counterfeit goods of shoes, takkies and clothes worth 38 million rand on 29 May 2020.
Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela commended the work well done by the Gauteng police and urged the community to continue to work with the police. Also issuing a strong warning to those who think that the normal day-to-day police operations are at the back burner due to lockdown to think again. Gauteng is not a place to hide.
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