Dangerous criminals re-arrested,one escapee still at large

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police in Polokwane on Saturday 24 July 2021 rearrest three of the four dangerous criminals who escaped from a Police motor vehicle on Wednesday 21 July 2021. Four suspects fitting the description of the ones who earlier escaped from the police van along the R101 road south of Polokwane, allegedly hijacked a truck and later abandoned it at Ysyerberg on the N1 road.

The suspects were to be sentenced in Mokopane Regional Court on Friday 23 July 2021 when they escaped from a police vehicle whilst being transported from Polokwane Correctional Centre.

Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo the same suspects allegedly hijacked another truck the next day at Nyl Plaza toll gate and drove it towards Modimolle, with the victims inside. “The truck hit one of the barricades at Kranskop tollgate and the suspects jumped off and fled into the bushes.”

The three escapees, Figos Madisha, Clifford Mutonhori and John Fine were rearrested.Dennis Hove, pictured below is still at large and the search continues.

An escapee wanted by the police

The four suspects are also facing several cases of armed robberies and possession of illegal firearms that were allegedly committed along the N1 road under Belabela, Modimolle, Mookgopong and Mokopane policing areas, targeting motorists.

Limpopo Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe commend all role players who participated in this operation that led to the arrest of these criminals and also thanked community members for their support.

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