The Police in Letsitele outside Tzaneen have on Monday 25 May 2020, arrested two suspects for unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition as well as burglary. The suspects, aged 21 and 49 were apprehended during an Intelligence driven joint operation that was conducted by the Detectives this morning at Dan village under Ritavi policing area.
Further police investigation revealed that the 21-year-old suspect was positively linked to a burglary residence that occurred on 5 February 2020, at one on the farms around Letsitele. It was then reported that unknown suspects allegedly broke into the house in the afternoon and stole firearms, camera and passports.
Information was followed up after a tip-off from members of the community about a suspect selling firearms. Police arrived at the said house and cornered the two suspects. During the arrest, two rifles with ammunition, believed to have been stolen during the burglary were confiscated.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba commends the members for their prompt reaction and members of the community for continuously proving Police with quality and valuable information.
The suspects are likely to be linked with other serious and violent cases around Tzaneen. They will appear in Nkowankowa Magistrate’s court on 26 May 2020 on charges of burglary and unlawful Possession of firearms and ammunition.
Manhunt for the remaining suspects, is still underway and anyone with information may contact Detective Sergeant Lucas Raseala on 076 618 0899 or call the crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police Station.
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