Third suspect arrested for armed robbery at Manganeng Clinic

South African Police Service

Third suspect arrested for armed robbery at Manganeng Clinic
Third suspect arrested for armed robbery at Manganeng Clinic

The Police in Sekhukhune, assisted by members of the Provincial Task Team that was established to investigate criminal cases affecting hospitals and clinics in the province, have in the early hours of Wednesday 28 November 2018, arrested a third suspect responsible for the robberies that were committed at Manganeng Clinic and at the local Tuckshop at Manganeng village, in the Burgersfort Cluster.

The robberies were committed on Sunday 25 November 2018. The suspect, aged 24, was caught at 04:00 still sleeping at his friend’s house at Mashishing village, Jane Furse.

The fourth suspect believed to be in possession of the firearm that was robbed from a security officer at the said Clinic is still on the run and the team is hard at work tracing him.

The police are calling on Percy, whom it is believed he might assist the police with the investigation of these cases to avail himself at any police station. Percy is from Ga-Phaahla a Manoge and anyone who sees him, is requested to contact the nearest police.

The first suspect was fatally shot by the police during a shootout that ensued after the alleged suspects fired shots at the police. This after abandoning a vehicle and fled on foot towards the nearby mountain.

The second suspect was arrested when he attempted to open a false case of car hijacking in Jane Furse police station.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has hailed all members involved and urged them to continue tracing the remaining suspect.

“The arrest of these suspects will add impetus on our efforts of restoring the safety of our health workers in hospitals and clinics,” concluded General Ledwaba.

The latest arrested suspect will appear in Sekhukhune magistrate court on Thursday 29 November 2018.

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