Two suspects arrested immediately after the activation of 48-hour action plan

Two suspects aged between 27 and 32 have been arrested immediately, after the Provincial Commissioner of the Police in the Northern Cape, Lieutenant General Risimati Peter Shivuri has instructed that the 48-hour Action Plan be activated following a recent spate of attacks on members of the public especially in the Sol Plaatje municipal area.

The suspects are in police custody following their arrest last week in Brits, North West Province. The duo are linked to recent spate of robberies, hijacking, and abductions. Unsuspecting victim were accosted at gun-point by the suspects, held against their will and tied-up in the veld, tormented until they disclosed their banking details including bank cards pin codes. In the process the suspects will drive to town or nearest ATM’s and withdraw large amount of cash from the bank accounts of the victims. They were arrested in Brits, North West Province after Kimberley police followed the lead.

They are remanded in police custody, for formal bail application tomorrow before Kimberley Magistrate’s Court, on charges of armed robbery.

We are appealing to persons who could have been robbed or been victims of the same modus operandi to contact the Investigating Officer in this case Captain Tshawa Browers on 082 4471 829 / 053 8384 200.

Source: South African Police Service