Investigators attached to the Task Team that made a breakthrough on the night of 11 January 2023, in which six suspects were arrested and eight firearms recovered have arrested two more suspects and recovered another three firearms, bringing to eight the total number of suspects arrested and 11 firearms recovered.
Eight of the recovered firearms were amongst the 11 that were robbed from the game farm, one was amongst the four that were robbed during another farm attack on a Plot and two firearms were allegedly found in possession of the suspects upon their arrest.
The team already succeeded in positively linking the suspects to the incident of a house robbery (farm attack) that took place at a Plot along the Tshipise road on Thursday, 1 December 2022. During this incident, five suspects entered the Plot house and robbed the owner three rifles, one pistol, cash and bank cards.
The latest suspects were arrested on 12 January 2023, at Matswale settlement on the outskirts of Musina and Tshituni village in Mphephu policing area.
The eighth suspect was allegedly found in possession of one of the firearms stolen from the game farm. The hunt for the other suspects is continuing.
The two farm attacks and house robberies were committed in the same Musina policing area during the month of December 2022.
The team, operating on intelligence provided, managed to recover a total of 11 firearms during the operation that was conducted from 11 January 2023 until 12 January 2023.
A total of seven firearms are still outstanding, three firearms robbed from the Plot and four from the game farm.
The Police are still searching for the Toyota Land Cruiser that was robbed from the game farm.
The motor vehicle is beige in colour with registration numbers DHG 739 L.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has urged community members to continue assisting the Police in these investigations by providing valuable information that can lead to the arrest of outstanding suspects and the recovery of the outstanding seven firearms as well as the Toyota Land Cruiser.
Anyone with information may contact Lieutenant Colonel Mukondeleli Mildred Muenda on 079 227 0632, the Crime Stop number 08600 10111, the nearest Police station or may send information via the MySAPS App.
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