Alleged house robbery suspects arrested

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The police in Lulekani outside Phalaborwa arrested three suspects shortly after they allegedly committed a house robbery at Lulekani township in the early hours of Saturday 25 September 2021.

Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the police received a complaint of a house robbery that had just been committed in this area at about 03:30. Mojalefa added that three suspects broke into the house and tied up a man and his wife before robbing them cellphone and Nissan bakkie at gunpoint.

“In the process, one shot was reportedly fired by the suspects but no one got injured.A high-speed car chase ensued with the assistance of the Tracker company and local Farm Watch”.

The suspects’ vehicle was eventually stopped a few kilometers away from Acornhoeck. The Provincial Commissioner of police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the swift response of the police and continuous support of community members.

The suspects aged between 37 and 40 are expected to appear in Lulekani Magistrate’s Court tomorrow on Monday 27 September 2021, facing charges of house robbery, possession of suspected stolen properties and possession of unlawful firearm and ammunition. Mojapelo added that the suspects will be profiled to determine if they were previously involved in any other crimes.

Police investigations are continuing.

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