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Suspects arrested in Dobsonville for robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms

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


GAUTENG - Police in Dobsonville arrested three suspects who robbed a courier vehicle and disarmed an escort security car at Dobsonville Mall. The suspects are between the ages of 20 and 25 years.

On Wednesday 26 April 2023 at about 13:45 at Jonas Moabi Street, Dobsonville Crime Prevention Unit members were involved in a shootout with three suspects which afforded them a recovery of a courier NP 200 bakkie, three unlicensed firearms and cellphones that amount to an estimated value of R210 000-00.

It is alleged by the victim that while delivering cellphone stock at Dobsonville Mall, they were hijacked at gunpoint by four males, and drove away with them together with the getaway vehicle.

Dobsonville police managed to avert the danger such that the suspects were forced to surrender, the arrest was effected with no casualties, and the suspects were detained at Dobsonville SAPS

The arrested suspects are facing charges of attempted murder, possession of a hijacked motor vehicle, stolen property, unlicensed firearm and ammunition and contravention of the Immigration Act. They will appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate Court in due time, other properties confiscated were booked in for further investigation

Dobsonville Station Commander was pleased with the bravery of the members and applauded them for the wonderful arrest. He further emphasized that no act of criminality would be tolerated in Dobsonville.

The community is encouraged to support the police by giving out tip-offs on our Crime Stop line at 08600 10111.


Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo
071 608 5490


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