Bushbuckridge business robbery, 1 suspect tracked down

South African Police Service

Bushbuckridge business robbery, 1 suspect tracked down
Bushbuckridge business robbery, 1 suspect tracked down

A 28-year-old man is due to appear before the Bushbuckridge Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 11 October 2021 after being arrested on Friday, 8 October 2021 on a charge of business robbery at a certain hardware.

It is said that a security guard employed at the hardware was on duty on the day in question when he was accosted by a group of suspects who held him hostage and tied his hands with wire.

The suspects helped themselves to property, including window frames, a gate, door frames as well as a fence which they reportedly cut to gain entry at the said business premises.

The suspects then fled the scene with the stolen items.

Police at Bushbuckridge were notified about the incident and a case of business robbery was opened with a launch of manhunt for suspects. The next day, Saturday, 9 October 2021 a team of investigators worked tirelessly to arrest those who were responsible.

The members then made a breakthrough and recovered some of the stolen items which included window frames as well as a gate. One suspect was then arrested in connection with the business robbery.

In a separate incident two other suspects, aged 33 and 47 respectively were arrested as well by members of the SAPS from Pilgrims Rest on Friday, 8 October 2021 after being found in possession of suspected stolen copper wire and live ammunition.

Thanks to members of the public for the information that they provided to the police.

The information was followed by the astute members and discovered suspected stolen copper cables at a certain house in Pilgrims Rest whilst more suspected copper cables were confiscated on the R533 road when they stopped and searched two occupants of an Opel Corsa bakkie.

The said items were found hidden behind the back seat of the driver’s side. The suspects were then arrested and charged accordingly and will appear before the Graskop Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 11 October 2021.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service