Police operations continue to yield positive results, Gauteng

South African Police Service

Police operations continue to yield positive results, Gauteng
Police operations continue to yield positive results, Gauteng

The relentless efforts of the police in Gauteng province continue to yield positive results through intelligence operations

On 3 June 2022, two suspects were arrested at Boksburg and two firearms with ammunition, various number plates and an undisclosed amount of cash were recovered.

The members from Ekurhuleni Crime Intelligence and Benoni Flying squad operationalised intelligence information regarding suspects involved in bank followings. According to the information, the suspects are operating in Edenvale, using a Mercedes Benz vehicle.

One of the suspects was spotted at Boksburg and the members stopped and searched him; finding keys of a Golf 7 vehicle in his possession. This led the police to the suspect’s premises whereby the Golf 7 vehicle was searched and a stolen norinco pistol as per Akasia case, a Smith and Wesson pistol with a filled off serial number, two magazines and ammunition were recovered inside the vehicle.

The Mercedes Benz was also found on the premises and further investigations revealed that the car was rented by a woman linked to a bank following case in Sandton and was allegedly used for the commission of crime. Both man (40) and woman (33) were arrested.

Meanwhile in Norkem Park a 48-year-old man was arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The members Ekhuruleni Trio Task Team with the assistance of EMPD, 87 Feture Security and PRASA operationalised intelligence information. Preliminary investigation revealed that the recovered firearm was reported stolen in Rabie Ridge.

On a separate incident, members from Tshwane District Crime Intelligence unit together with Akasia Vispol arrested a man for possession of suspected stolen property.

The suspect who is an employee of Nissan South Africa was found in possession of stolen stock from the company and fraudulent papers to remove the stock.

The achieved successes are all as a result of intelligence led information.

All suspects are expected to appear before respective Magistrates’ Court soon.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service