The Intelligence driven joint operations nabs criminal syndicates in Tzaneen amongst other places in the province

By Robert Maswanganyi

Polokwane- The Intelligence led  joint operations, which were simultaneously up and running in  Tzaneen, Thohoyandou and Makhado clusters have produced positive results after more than four arrested for various crimes such as theft and in possession of suspected stolen goods.

The operations were conducted through searches and following a tip-off. They are composed of various police clusters.

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe says that two suspects, aged 25 and 40 were arrested in Tzaneen for theft under false pretences and possession of suspected stolen properties. During the arrest, 18 motor vehicle tyres with an estimated, valued of R60 000. 00 were recovered.

“Meanwhile, in the Thohoyandou policing area, two(02) suspects aged 24 and 27 were arrested for a series of Burglary residence incidents. During the arrest,  02 x pairs of boots, 01 x pair tekkies, 01 x microwave, 01 x home theatre, music system with 05 x speakers, 01 x toaster, 03 x containers, 04 x small bowels and 04  x dinner plates were recovered.” says Ngoepe

He says that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects were terrorizing members of the community on burglary incidents in and around Tshikhudini and Muswodi areas.

He further confirmed that the police followed a tip-off from members of the community about the suspected stolen properties concealed in a rented house at Lusaka, Dan village near Nkowa-nkowa. They swiftly responded to the information and searched the house.

“During the search operation, the suspected stolen properties such as bands of cellular phones, cellular phone headsets, notebooks, laptops, grass machine, tool box and fan with the estimated value of R300.000.00 were recovered.”

“All the arrested suspects will appear before various magistrate courts soon.” concluded Ngoepe.

The Limpopo SAPS acting provincial commissioner Major General Jan Scheepers praised these teams of members for continually working hard to ensure that all criminals are eliminated within our communities in the province.


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