A well-coordinated operation conducted by the Modimolle Detectives and Modimolle Crime Intelligence led to the arrest of a 39-year-old suspect on Tuesday, 28 September 2021, for a house robbery that was perpetrated at a farm outside Modimolle on Saturday, 18 September 2021.
The Police received information that the suspect, wanted for the said house robbery, will be appearing on another charge in Pretoria Magistrate’s Court this morning. The suspect indeed arrived driving the same vehicle, a Toyota Fortuner, reportedly used during the commission of the Modimolle farm attack.
The suspect, who was out on bail after he was arrested at Hercules for another charge of possession of copper cables after appearing in Pretoria Magistrate’s Court. He was then taken to one of his addresses in Hammanskraal where some of the property that were allegedly robbed during the farm attack such as laptops, mechanical equipment and tools were recovered.
On Saturday, 18 September 2021, at about 22h43, about four suspects all armed with firearms accosted the occupant of the farmhouse. They then allegedly assaulted him, and ransacked the house. At one stage, they allegedly threw him through a window, resulting in him sustaining lacerations. The suspects took his cellphone, TVs, a wallet, an oven, a generator and one rifle. They left in the early hours of Sunday morning with the victim’s Volkswagen Polo. The victim managed to walk to a neighbours’ house and was later transported to the hospital.
The VW Polo, that was taken during the house robbery, was recovered by the Hammanskraal SAPS, a day after the incident. This after the suspects were cornered by SAPS members following a chase when they abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the members for the meticulous investigations that led to the apprehension of the suspect.
The suspect will appear in Modimolle Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 30 September 2021, on a charge of house robbery. The hunt for the remaining suspects continues. Anyone with information is requested to contact Warrant Officer Ross Rossouw on 072 118 9088 or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111, My SAPS App or the nearest police station.
Source: South African Police Service