Farm attack foiled, swift operation nets 5 armed suspects, Vaalwater

South African Police Service

Farm attack foiled, swift operation nets 5 armed suspects, Vaalwater
Farm attack foiled, swift operation nets 5 armed suspects, Vaalwater

An intelligence led tactical operation conducted on Tuesday 5 July 2022 at about 18:30 at Vaalwater area outside Modimolle, with assistance of Community members and Shambala Welgevonden Reaction Unit led to the apprehension of five suspects aged between 39 and 60 who allegedly planned to commit robbery at a farm.

The Team comprising Modimolle Crime Intelligence Unit, Limpopo Highway Patrol team, Endangered Species Unit and members of Vaalwater Community Service Centre followed information about a planned robbery that was about to take place at a local farm in Vaalwater.

The members intensified the operation and spotted the vehicle fitting the description given to them on the Melkrivier road towards the said farm. The vehicle was stopped and there were five occupants inside.

During the search, two firearms and house breaking implements were confiscated.

Preliminary investigation have indicated that all the suspects are from the Gauteng province. They will be profiled to determine if they are linked to other serious crimes in the Province and other provinces.

The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has welcomed the arrest and further lauded the members for their collaborative efforts in the fight against crime.

The suspects will appear in the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court soon facing charges of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition and possession of house breaking implements.

Police investigations continue.

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