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SWIFT RESPONSE LEADED TO THE ARREST OF THREE WHO ALLEGEDLY COMMITTED ROBBERY WITH A FIREARM: NELSPRUIT
2022/05/12      |  Written By:  Brigadier S Mohlala   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 11 May 2022- The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has thanked members of the police at Amersfoort for their hard work. The members responded swiftly to a duty call after receiving news of a robbery at one of the business premises owned by a Chinese national.

According to report, the SAPS members were called to the said robbery incident on Monday, 09 May 2022 around 19h10. They immediately attended to the matter where upon arrival the business owner related his ordeal and indicated that he was robbed of his cash by four suspects before they fled the scene in a Maroon Chevrolet Cruze. According to the victim, the suspects headed towards Ermelo direction.

A multidisciplinary team of law enforcement agencies was swiftly assembled, which consisted of SAPS members and private security stakeholders. SAPS members at Ermelo were immediately alerted of the vehicle that was entering their policing precinct. The collaboration resulted in the vehicle being cornered. Three suspects were arrested with the recovery of the suspected robbed cash however one of the suspects evaded the arrest and he is still at large.

The vehicle which was reportedly used in the robbery was also confiscated. The suspects are expected to appear in court soon meanwhile the Investigation continues.