Suspected robbers arrested in Burgersfort

BURGERSFORT

A 35 year old man was arrested by Limpopo SAPS after a foiled an armed robbery planned for the local businesses in Burgersfort that included the local casino.

Police received information about suspects driving a Toyota Hilux 28GD6 and a Ford Ranger, both without number plates, spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said

“The operation comprising members derived from police crime intelligence, detectives, the POCC (Police Operations Command
Centre), the K9 (dog unit) and the public order police was activated to monitor the suspects. The said vehicles were then spotted along the R37 road
from Praktiseer towards the casino,” Mojapelo said.

“The police pounced on them and nabbed one of the suspect who resides at Mashishing in Mpumalanga. He was found in possession of a firearm with serial numbers filed off and eight live ammunition.”

Mojapelo said intensified festive season operations currently in full swing around the gateway Limpopo province, including at ports of entry, had so far resulted in the arrest of at least 246 suspects during the past week and the confiscation of various items including 17 firearms, nine vehicles, money, knives, television sets, laptops and
cellphones.

The arrested suspect were scheduled to appear before the Praktiseer Magistrate’s court during the course of this 



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