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2022/09/12      |  Written By:  Brigadier S Mohlala   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 09 September 2022 - Three suspects reportedly entered a certain house at Steiltas in Nelspruit and pointed their victims with firearms on 08 September 2022, around 18h30.

Once they were inside the house it is said that they demanded the keys of the vehicles (which is a Grey Ford Ranger and a Mitsubishi Lancer). It is further reported that they tied up the couple with cables and shoe laces. Suspects are said to have then loaded electrical appliances as well as other items which were in the house, leaving the victims to fend for themselves.

It is further alleged that at around 23h00 the suspects came back and left the Mitsubishi and then drove off with the Grey Ford Ranger. The victims managed to get to Nelspruit Police Station where a case of house robbery was registered.

Nelspruit Flying Squad responded, and found the vehicle abandoned next to Jerusalem graveside in Masoyi in the early hours of this morning (Friday, 09 September 2022) around 01h00 am. The vehicle's dashboard was damaged.

Police urge anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact Detective Colonel Frank Matome Sithole at 0825565428. Alternatively members of the public can call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has appreciated the work done by the members as they work tirelessly to recover the vehicle.