Five suspects aged between 34 and 45 have been arrested in connection with ten serious and violent cases of murder, ATM bombings, safe blasting and business robberies allegedly committed in the Sekhukhune District for several months.
These suspects, who are believed to be part of a gang of criminals that has been terrorising members of the community especially the business sector in and around the Sekhukhune District, were apprehended at their homes during the Tactical Intelligence Driven joint operation conducted by the SAPS, Limpopo Provincial Tracking Team, Provincial Investigations Unit, the SAPS Limpopo Highway Patrol Team and members of the Jane Furse police station.
Several items such as plasma TVs, clothing, cell phones and a fridge that were reportedly stolen from various retail stores and residences were recovered during the arrest.
“The preliminary SAPS investigations further indicated that one of the suspects is on bail for ATM bombing case which took place at Mahlakung plaza in the Sekororo area under Maake Policing precinct outside Tzaneen in the Mopani District, during October 2020,”said Limpopo SAPS spokesman Col Moatshe Ngoepe.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has hailed the sterling job done by this team of detectives.
“We will keep fighting these criminals until they are behind bars and find no space to operate in Limpopo”, Concluded General Ledwaba.
The suspects may still be linked to more other similar cases in the Province as the police investigations are continuing.
The suspects will appear before the Sekhukhune Magistrate’s Court soon.
Manhunt for the remaining suspects is still underway.
Anyone with information that can lead to their arrest may contact Detective Sergeant Phaladi Makola on 082 749 2233 or Lieutenant Colonel Richard Boshomane on 079 894 5501 or the Crime stop number 0860010111or the nearest Police station or MySAPSApp.
The Police investigations are still underway.