A tactical intelligence driven operation conducted by the Nebo Detectives and Rural Safety under the stewardship of the Station Commander, resulted in the apprehension of a 48-year-old man, his 21-year-old son together with two other suspects aged 31 and 38 for house robbery and defeating the ends of justice that were committed in Ga-Marishane, Plaseng village on Friday evening 7 April 2023.
According to a police report, two suspects allegedly robbed a cattle herder an amount of R12 000-00 at gunpoint while at his residence and later fled the scene driving a Toyota Avanza motor vehicle.
The victim reported the matter to the police who immediately commenced with the investigation and tracing of the two suspects who were subsequently arrested at Jane Furse and Ga-Marishane, Moshate on Saturday 8 April 2023.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the victim is a cattle herder hired by the 48-year-old male suspect, who masterminded the robbery and conspired with his son and they allegedly instructed the two suspects to rob the victim because he was reluctant to deposit the money in the bank.
Apparently the four shared the money amongst themselves after the robbery incident.
During the arrest, the Police recovered twelve thousand four hundred and eighty rand (R12480-00) in cash, one firearm with ammunition and a clothing brand of Fabiani cap, jean and T-shirt valued at R4400-00 as well as Carvella shoes.
They also confiscated the Toyota Avanza motor vehicle believed to have been utilized in the commission of the crime.
Further police investigations will be conducted to determine if the suspects were not involved in other cases of robberies that were committed in the policing precinct.
The four suspects are expected to appear before Nebo Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 11 April 2023, for house robbery and defeating the ends of Justice.
Police investigations are continuing.