Police arrest two suspects allegedly linked to filling station robberies

POLOKWANE – The Police in Mokopane have arrested two suspects believed to be accomplices in filling station robberies in the province during an intelligence driven joint operation conducted yesterday, Thursday 02 February 2023.

One of the suspects aged 32 was arrested at his residential place in Mookgophong where police confiscated coins, packets of cigarettes, registration number plates, two voucher machines and uniform belonging to the G4S security company. The second suspect was arrested in Ga-Magongwa village under Mokopane policing precinct and he was found in possession of five (05) packets of Stuyvesant Menthol cigarettes.

Preliminary police investigations have positively linked the suspects with six cases of business robberies committed at filling stations in Polokwane, Mokopane, Mookgophong and Gilead between December 2022 and January 2023.

The Provincial Commissioner of police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has welcomed the arrest of the suspects and urged community members to come forward with more information that can assist in the apprehension of remaining suspects.

The two suspects aged 28 and 32 will be appearing in the Mokopane Magistrate’s Court today, facing 08 counts of business robbery and possession of suspected stolen properties.

Manhunt for the remaining suspects is underway. Anyone with information that can lead to their apprehension should contact Detective Sergeant Makwela on 076 786 1447 or the toll-free crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police station or use MySAPSApp.

Source: South Africa Police Service