The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has hailed three off duty members, a Sergeant and two Constables, for bravely arresting the suspects who had pointed them with a firearm.
The three members had just reported off duty at Makhado police station on Christmas Day at 06h00 and walked to a hiking spot to catch a lift to their respective homes. Two suspects arrived at the same hiking spot and pretended to be hitchhikers.
One of the suspects immediately produced a firearm and pointed at the three members. The response by the members’ swift and this resulted in the suspects retreating and attempting to flee. The members gave chase and apprehended them. One pistol was later recovered after it was apparently disposed of in the nearby bushes by one of the fleeing suspects.
“These members have displayed a high level of professionalism and commitment to the call of being a police officer. This arrest will send a clear message to other criminals that the police will not hesitate to respond to any situation regardless of the circumstances,” said General Ledwaba.
The suspects will face a charge of Attempted Armed Robbery and will appear in Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court soon.
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