Gauteng – A suspect linked to a robbery of a South African Police Service (SAPS) senior manager was arrested by the police on Saturday, January 28, 2023.
According to SAPS spokesperson, Brigadier Brenda Muridili the suspect’s vehicle which is believed to have been used during the robbery while fitted with false registration numbers, was traced to Johannesburg.
“He was arrested on the M1 South, Joe Slovo Drive. The team involved comprises of members from Crime Intelligence, Provincial Cold Case Unit, Johannesburg Metro K9 Unit, Vision Tactical SIU and Tracker Connect.
“The vehicle, which belongs to his girlfriend, has been seized as it was used during the commission of a crime,” Muridili said in a statement.
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On Thursday, January 2, a senior manager from Gauteng Provincial Office was robbed at gunpoint. The Senior Manager was reportedly running errands with a friend in Midrand and he was not in uniform.
The suspects reportedly fled the scene with his private firearm and personal belongings.
“The 39-year-old suspect is currently on parole for robbery which was committed in Sandringham in 2007. He was released from prison in 2018,” Muridili added.
The suspect will appear before court on Monday, 30 January 2023. The investigating team is searching for his two accomplices.
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin