By Staff Reporter
POLOKWANE: The suspects, both aged 32, were allegedly involved in the robbery at Malamulele Police Station on Sunday night, 21 November 2021 at about 23:00 during which a group of heavily armed suspects stormed the police station and robbed firearms and ammunition
Members of Tracking Team received information about the suspect(s) at Acornhoek, Mpumalanga province and followed the leads.
These criminals were then traced at Castino village in the area, driving in a Toyota Hi ace. The Police approached the suspects who immediately sped off after noticing them.
A car chase ensued and during the process, the suspects allegedly fired shots at the Police who immediately returned fire. The members managed to corner the suspects and two were nabbed. During the arrest, the suspects were found in possession of a pistol, two magazines and ammunition. There were no injuries sustained during the shootout.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commanded a team of investigators probing the robbery.
“We appreciate the team for continuing to hit hard on these criminals who continue to make undermining the law with impunity, their business. We also thank Community members for providing valuable information that led to these arrests,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.
The suspects could be linked with numerous ATM bombings that took place at various places in the Province. They are expected to appear in Malamulele Magistrate’s Court tomorrow on Monday 25 July 2022.