By Angie Nkuna
Giyani – Police in Giyani have on Friday intercepted a TRIO crime syndicate who were on a mission to rob a number of targeted businesses within the Giyani CBD, and arrested two suspects aged between 31 and 33.
The preliminary Police investigations have revealed that one of the arrested suspect is a 33-year-old Police Constable, attached to Brits Police Station in the North West Province, residing at Sekororo area outside Tzaneen.
“The duo together with their accomplices evaded arrest, and had robbed a female University student cold hard cash and soon after that, were cornered and nabbed before they could continue with their planned rain of terror in the area.
“The suspects were searched, and a Police firearm with 15 live ammunition was recovered in possession of the Police Constable.
“The other suspect aged 31, also alleged to be from Sekororo area, was found in possession of three cell phones and R1400.00 cash which is believed to be the amount from the loot. A vehicle which the suspects were travelling in was also seized and it is still being worked upon.
“The duo will appear before the Giyani Magistrate Court soon.
“Anyone with information that can assist the Police to arrest the remaining suspects involved in this incident, may contact Colonel Chris Mabasa at 082 469 0739 or the crime stop number 0860010111 or the crime line SMS 32211 or the nearest Police Station.” Said Limpopo police spokesperson, Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.
The Saps Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has warned all the criminals out there that Limpopo Province cannot be turned into a playground for their heinous crimes.
“Our crime fighting strategies are well oiled for any eventuality, so, stay away from this Province, if not so, you will be dealt with accordingly and without compromise,” concluded General Ledwaba.