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Three blue light robbers arrested in West Rand

Media Statement
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (HAWKS)


Three suspects aged 34, 35 and 36 were arrested this morning on Hendrik Potgieter road near Muldersdrift in an intelligence driven operation.

It is reported that the members of the Hawks' Tactical Operations Management Section with the assistance of Crime Intelligence, Gauteng Highway patrol, Gauteng Traffic Saturation Unit, Bad Boy Security, Tracker Connect and ICB Insurance Crime Bureau acted on information received from GP Crime Intelligence Collection team about suspects driving a Golf 7 fitted with blue lights. The suspects were spotted on Hendrik Potgieter and were successfully cornered by the team.

Further information revealed the suspects have been terrorizing law abiding citizens in Gauteng, Free State, North West and other neighboring provinces. During their arrest, the suspects were found in possession of police equipment including handcuffs, blue lights and two unlicensed firearms as well as ammunition.

Preliminary investigation linked the suspects to an armed robbery committed in Klerkskraal late October 2021. Whilst on scene, police received information that they had also robbed a foreign businessman in Heilbron, Free State. We do not rule out the possibility that the suspect will be linked to other cases in other Provinces as well.




Col Katlego Mogale

082 455 5782