Police Make Major Arrest, Nabbing One of its Most wanted Suspects in Tzaneen

CRIME NATIONAL NEWS

By Staff Reporter

TZANEEN-The police in Limpopo arrested one of its most-wanted robbery suspects on Friday, 22 April, after receiving a tip-off. The provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Thembi Hadebe said the arrest was “highly commendable.

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said officers received information about the suspect’s whereabouts at approximately 12:00.

Ledwaba said the suspect allegedly committed a series of aggravated robberies in Tzaneen, Modjadjiskloof, Haenertsburg and Hoedspruit, Burungwane and surrounding areas. A rifle was used in the commission of the crimes.

“The Police followed up on the information and managed to arrest the suspect. Further probe revealed that the suspect was in possession of a rifle at another residential area.

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Plasma televisions, 20 cellphones, two chainsaws, a grass cutter, a laptop, speakers, a music player, bedding, multiple torches, boots, LED spotlights, jewellery and two fridges

“The team rushed to the place where they also discovered that he was renting a house and inside the house they found another man and also arrested him. The house was then searched and the following were found and confiscated; a 303 rifle and 87 rounds of 303 and 308 calibre,” said the police spokesperson.

At the house, police also confiscated a number of plasma televisions, 20 cellphones, two chainsaws, a grass cutter, a laptop, speakers, a music player, bedding, multiple torches, boots, LED spotlights, jewellery and two fridges.

The police believe the suspects may be linked to other cases, including serious crimes. A case of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition and possession of suspected stolen property was opened at the Bolobedu SAPS station.

The pair is expected to appear before a Magistrate’s Court imminently.

“The arrest of these suspects and the recovery of the firearm and ammunition are highly commendable. We also thank Community members for continuously assisting the Police in the fight against crime,” said Lieutenant-General Hadebe.

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