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SWIFT POLICE RESPONSE LEADS TO THE ARREST OF FOUR SUSPECTS AND OVER A MILLION WORTH OF ITEMS RECOVERED: POLOKWANE
2021/02/08      |  Written By:  Colonel M Ngoepe   |   Province:  Limpopo

POLOKWANE: Friday 05 February 2021- The swift response by members of the South African Police Service in Westenburg outside the City of Polokwane, resulted in the arrest of four(04) suspects aged between 27 and 33 yesterday, on 04 February 2021 in Nirvana, for possession of suspected stolen properties and possession of an alleged hijacked truck.

This arrest was made after members attached to the Crime Prevention Unit, reacted to information about the existence of suspected stolen groceries at a Supermarket in Nirvana and immediately operationalised it. Four(04) suspects were arrested on the spot and a large amount of different assortment of groceries with the estimated value of over R100 000. 00 were recovered inside the truck trailer and some, which were already offloaded, were found inside the shop .

The preliminary Police investigations established that a truck loaded with groceries, was allegedly hijacked in Delmas and the groceries were then allegedly delivered at the Supermarket. The truck with the estimated value of over R900 000. 00 was later recovered in the Bela-Bela policing area without the trailer.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has commended the members for their swift action in apprehending these suspects.

The suspects are expected to appear before the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 08 February 2021.

Manhunt for the remaining suspects is underway and more arrests are expected. Anyone with information may contact Captain Obed Tshikhudo on 082 565 8566 or the Crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest Police or MySAPSApp.

The Police investigations are still continuing.

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The stolen groceries
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The stolen groceries