Musina farm attack: 6 Attackers arrested, 8 stolen firearms recovered

South African Police Service

Musina farm attack: 6 Attackers arrested, 8 stolen firearms recovered
Musina farm attack: 6 Attackers arrested, 8 stolen firearms recovered. Photo: SAPS
 

Members of the Trio Task Team in the Vhembe District on the night of Wednesday 11 January 2023, conducted an intelligence driven operation that led to the arrest six suspects following a farm attack and house robbery that took place on a game farm along the Tshipise road in Musina and recovered eight firearms as well as a substantial amount of cash in Rands and other foreign currencies.

Soon after the incident in which five suspects entered the farm house on Tuesday 27 December 2022 and robbed the occupant a Toyota Land Cruiser, 11 firearms, laptop, cash in Rands, US dollars and Pounds as well as other valuables, the Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe ordered that the suspects be hunted down and brought to book.

Members of the team operationalized the information that led them to four different locations; Makushu village, Musekwa village, Tshituni village and Greater Kuduland farm in the Vhembe District where the suspects were arrested.

The following items believed to have been robbed during the house robbery, were recovered during the arrest:

Eight firearms (five rifles and three pistols), 188 live rounds of ammunition, a black night vision camera, black Nikon binoculars, silver plate coins, jewellery, bag full of different foreign currencies and box with different South African old coins.

The Provincial Commissioner has commended the members for apprehending the suspects and has also thanked community members for assisting the Police in the fight against crime.

The suspects aged between 27 and 38, will appear in Musina Magistrate’s Court soon, facing charges of house robbery, unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition and possession of suspected stolen properties.

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