On Saturday, 22 February 2020 at about 12:30, police in Letlhabile joined by members from the National Intervention Unit (NIU) and Crime Intelligence from Head Office, conducted an intelligence driven operation that led to the arrest of four suspects for possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
It is alleged that police acted on information received about a group that was conspiring to commit an armed robbery. The information led the police to a certain house in Block I in Letlhabile. Upon arrival at the house four suspects aged between 31 and 43, of which one is a police Constable, were arrested.
The premises were searched and police found three vehicles, a Mercedes Benz, Toyota Tazz and Tata Super Ace. Inside the boot of the Mercedes, a 9mm Pistol, magazine and 40 live rounds of ammunition were found.
Furthermore, preliminary investigation led the police to another house in Letlhabile where upon arrival and searching the house, one of the suspects pointed out a safe and after unlocking it, another firearm, a 7.65mm pistol, two magazines and 13 live rounds of ammunition were found.
Allegedly the firearm belonged to the suspect’s grandfather who died in 2006. Inside the house 2 toy guns, which resemblance a 9mm and a 7.65mm pistols, 2 canisters of pepper spray as well as a holster were also found.
All four suspects were arrested and detained, they will be charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
They are expected to appear before the Brits Magistrate’s’ Court on Monday, 24 February 2020.
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