Four highly wanted suspects nabbed in Limpopo SAPS operation

South African Police Service

Four highly wanted suspects nabbed in Limpopo SAPS operation
Four highly wanted suspects nabbed in Limpopo SAPS operation

A joint intelligence driven operation, conducted in various areas in the province and comprising of members of the South African Police Service from the Seshego Tracking Team, Mokopane Crime Intelligence Unit and Crime Prevention Unit, have made a major breakthrough when they recently traced and arrested four highly wanted suspects who were sought for various crimes including rape, business robberies and robbery residential, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

These suspects were sought for crimes that were committed around Seshego, Mahwelereng, Polokwane and Mankweng Clusters.

Following a tip off from the community, members attached to this operation swiftly acted resulting in the arrest of the unsuspecting criminals at their various hideouts in different locations outside Polokwane.

During this operation, a 25 year old suspect was arrested at Spokpark for common robbery that occurred on 22 September 2018, at Mmotong Dairing in the Seshego Policing precinct.

The suspect allegedly robbed a man of his cash after meeting him along the street. The same suspect was also positively linked to another case of burglary business in Seshego and had a warrant of arrest issued against him after he failed to appear in court for two rape cases which he allegedly committed in the Seshego Policing area.

Meanwhile, a 53 year old man was arrested for a business robbery incident that occurred in Mokopane on 20 April 2017, at one of the stores around town. Allegedly, four suspects armed with firearms attacked a security officer who was patrolling the premises at the time. The culprits tied up the victim and broke the main door open before fleeing from the scene with cigarettes, airtime vouchers and an undisclosed amount of cash.

And a 38 year old suspect was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. Members acted on an information about this suspect and he was traced and arrested in Mokopane. The suspect was linked to two other cases of theft of motor vehicle in Polokwane and Mankweng and that of attempted murder in the Matlala policing area.

Lastly, a 44 year old man was arrested in Botlokwa outside Polokwane after a warrant of arrest was issued against him for a case of possession of unlicensed firearm which he allegedly committed during March 2017.

The arrested suspects are set to appear before the various Magistrate’s Courts soon.

The Police investigations in all these cases are still continuing.

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