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News: Police foil an armed robbery

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


KIMBERLEY – This morning, 11 September 2019 at about 00:30, the police in Kuruman acted swiftly to information that foiled an armed robbery to occur in Hotazel.

The Tactical Response Team (TRT) and the Hawks received crime intelligence information about armed suspects driving a Quantum and planning to bomb an ATM at Hotazel. The information was operationalised and the said vehicle was spotted and pulled off.

The TRT members approached the vehicle and the driver ran away while the remaining five male suspects were searched. The members confiscated explosive devices, three pistols of which one was a toy and gloves which were found in the suspects’ possession. 

The five suspects, aged between 19 and 31 years old, were immediately arrested for unlawful possession of unlicensed firearm and explosives and are expected to appear before Kuruman Magistrates’ Court soon.



Lieutenant Colonel Dimakatso Mooi
060 976 0496 / 053 802 7308


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