Armed robbery and malicious damage to property, Lydenburg

South African Police Service

Armed robbery and malicious damage to property, Lydenburg
Armed robbery and malicious damage to property, Lydenburg. Photo: SAPS

The Police in Sekhukhune have activated a manhunt for six suspects that committed armed robbery and malicious damage to property on Monday 10 July 2023 along R547 Lydenburg, Sekhukhune Road at about 04:00.

According to information, the complainant was driving a Scania truck along the R547 Lydenburg road, Sekhukhune road heading to deliver chrome at a local mine when he was accosted by six unknown males on the road.

Two suspects were armed with firearms.

He was pointed with a firearm and instructed to block the road with the truck and to disembark through the window and then the suspects burned the truck afterwards.

Ultimately two trucks, Scania and Actross that were driving behind were also burnt by the suspects who later fled the scene.

Police and Fire Brigade personnel were summoned to the scene and the motive of the incident is unknown.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in LImpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has condemned the incidents and called upon Community to work with the Police to ensure that the suspects are apprehended

Police opened a case of armed robbery and malicious damaged to properties.

Anyone with information that can assist police in the apprehension of the suspects should contact the Investigating Officer Colonel Mahlathini Ngele on 0825733645 or Crime Stop number 0860010111 or nearest police station or MySAPS App.

Police investigations are continuing.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service