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Police arrest a gang suspected to be responsible for bank following robberies


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

PARKTOWN - Four suspects aged between 33 and 37, believed to be responsible for bank following robberies were arrested in Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday, 13 July 2022, after they were found with police uniform, a replica of a firearm and a car fitted with blue lights and false registration plates.

Police's Crime Intelligence members received information about the suspects who are involved in bank following robberies and that they were going to rob one of the victims in Johannesburg.

The members from Johannesburg Metro Police were activated to back up the team that kept close observation of the suspects. The team spotted and followed the car that matched the description given, from Turfontein to Johannesburg CBD, where they stopped them.

One of the four suspects was found wearing an incomplete police uniform. Upon searching the suspects and the vehicle, police found a replica of a firearm, balaclavas, police jacket, police cap and police bulletproof vest. Further investigation revealed that the car, a Toyota Corolla, was fitted with false registration plates and blue lights on the dashboard.

All four suspects were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, impersonating police officers and possession of suspected stolen property. More changes might be added.


Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo
071 608 5490