One robber killed in a shootout with police

STEELPOORT

Tubatse is minus one criminal, this comes after an alleged robber was gunned down by police and his three accomplices arrested. The incident happened on Monday.

This follows after a sting Tactical Intelligence led joint operation which was conducted in the Burgersfort Cluster on the 8th July 2019, to track down a group of armed suspects who had in the early hours, committed a business robbery at the Shopping Complex, in the Burgersfort CBD.

The operation which comprised the Operational Teams from Limpopo and Mpumalanga Province, the Limpopo Provincial Tracking Team, the Limpopo Provincial Intervention Unit and the 

Burgersfort K9 Unit, cornered these criminals along the road soon after they robbed one of the local store an undisclosed amount of money.

According to the Limpopo SAPS’s spokesman Col Moatshe Ngoepe the suspects were allegedly pulled off the road near Ga-Masha village, but they immediately started shooting at the SAPS, who retaliated and subsequently, one of the suspects was fatally wounded and his three accomplices arrested. 

“During the arrest, the following items were recovered one motor vehicle, two firearms and a bag containing undisclosed amount of money.

The identity of the deceased, the origin of all the recovered items, the possible linkage of the suspects to other criminal activities in this area and other areas, will still be determined by the ongoing SAPS investigations.

“The three suspects aged between 25 and 31 will soon appear before Sekhukhune Magistrate’s court , to face charges of murder, business robbery, possession of prohibited firearms and ammunition and Possession of suspects stolen properties, “added Ngoepe.

The provincial commissioner of the Limpopo Lt Gen Nneke Ledwaba, has warned all the criminals out there who still continue with their dubious acts of terrorising members of the community, that, they will meet the full might of the law.

Thapelo Motseo

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