Trio crime syndicate busted, linked to more than twenty armed robberies

Ten suspects arrested, linked to more than twenty armed robberies
Ten suspects arrested, linked to more than twenty armed robberies

The scourge of trio crimes taking place in a number of Clusters throughout the Province, are still being dealt by a dedicated joint intelligence-led operation composed of various Police Units, led by the Provincial Tracking Team.

The operations, which is focusing mainly at crime infested areas where incidents of business robberies, house robberies and hijackings are still showing an upward trend.

In the Burgersfort Cluster, this operation which was up and running until in the early hours of the morning on 17 July 2017, made a major breakthrough when a trio crime syndicate made of ten suspects, aged between 30 and 50 were arrested for possession of suspected stolen properties worth over R1m.

The seized items were linked to a series of business robberies in and around the Burgersfort Cluster including the one which occurred at Steelpoort filling station two months back.

These suspects were linked to more than 20 cases of business robberies.

These suspects may be connected to more cases and they will appear before the Burgersfort Magistrate Court soon.

Police investigations are still continuing.

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