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Swift response leads to arrest of three attempted murder and robbery suspects in Douglas

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Northern Cape


KIMBERLEY - The Police in Douglas arrested three men minutes after they fired shots and attempted to rob a tuckshop in Breipaal, Douglas.

On Tuesday, 09 January 2024 at about 04:00, the four male suspects allegedly entered a shanty in Breipaal, Douglas and shot and wounded the 28-year-old male victim in his arm. The suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and set the shanty alight.

Three hours later the same suspects allegedly fired shots inside a nearby tuckshop when they allegedly tried to rob the owner.

The Douglas SAPS Detectives and Visible Policing were attending to the first scene and immediately responded to the gunshots at the tuckshop.

The four suspects fled on foot through mielie crops but, three of them were caught and arrested by the police.

Police also confiscated a Baby Brown firearm and ammunition.

The fourth suspect is still at large however, police believe that his arrest is imminent.

The suspects will be charged with attempted murder, robbery, arson and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. 

The three male suspects are aged between 25 and 35 and will appear in the Douglas Magistrates Court soon.

Anyone with information can contact Douglas Detectives on 082 301 9978. The investigation continues.


Lt Col Sergio Kock
082 494 9982


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