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Provincial Commissioner welcomes the arrest of six suspects on charges related to the possession of a vehicle jammer whilst another was nabbed for business robbery

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Mpumalanga


NELSPRUIT - The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has welcomed the arrest of a total of seven suspects at Middelburg. Six of these suspects are aged between 32 and 49 and are facing charges related to being in possession of a vehicle jammer after being arrested on Saturday, 07 August 2021. Meanwhile a 43-year-old man was nabbed during a business robbery on Thursday, 05 August 2021. He was also charged with being in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. The suspects are due to appear before the Middelburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 respectively.

Reports indicate that the suspect that was nabbed with a firearm was part of a group of armed men who staged a robbery at a certain supermarket in Middelburg on that Thursday (05 August 2021). According to information reported, two Fedility Cash Solutions Security Personnel were on duty to collect money from the retail outlet when one suspect, who pretended to be a customer but held one of the security guards, who was escorting another at gunpoint. They then reportedly battled over a firearm which prompted an employee from the supermarket to assist where the suspect was eventually disarmed and apprehended.

While the other security guard was trying to leave the supermarket, it is said that other suspects attacked him and grabbed the bag that was carrying an undisclosed amount of cash then fled the scene in a blue BMW.

Police were summoned to the scene and the suspect was arrested hence his court appearance.

The police are requesting anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects to please contact the Investigation Officer, Sergeant George Nkoane at 0713688071 or call the Crime Stop number at 0860010111. Alternatively members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

Meanwhile on Saturday, 07 August 2021 members of the Middelburg Flying Squad were busy with their routine stop and searches on the N4 Road towards N11 Road. They then stopped a vehicle and whilst searching, discovered some instruments suspected to be used for breaking into vehicles. A twelve way signal jammer was also found by the astute members. Six suspects were then arrested and charged accordingly. Police cannot rule out the possibilities of linking the suspects to crime committed elsewhere.


Colonel Donald Mdhluli


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