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Four suspects arrested for alleged armed robbery

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State


FREE STATE - Thabo Mofutsanayana and Mangaung Districts Tactical Response Teams arrested four suspects in Reitz pending alleged armed robbey of large amount of cash from motorist at a surburb of Bethlehem on Thursday, 15 December 2022.

It's alleged that on Thursday, 15 December 2022 the driver of a bakkie was accosted by a grey Toyota sedan with Lesotho registration numbers by armed suspects who robbed him cash that was to be paid to his workers at business place. The suspects were armed and fled the scene with the said vehicle which went viral on social media. A case of armed robbery was opened and under investigation. The vehicle was spotted around Reitz and police seized another cash in possession of the suspects.

The four suspect, two males and women from Harankopane Village in Qwaqwa are expected to appear before the Bethlehem Magistrate court on Monday, 19 December 2022 for armed robbery.


Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring
079 5284784