Police and tracker company arrest six heavily armed robbery suspects and seize firearms in Mpumalanga

Police and tracker company arrests six heavily armed robbery suspects and seize firearms in Mpumalanga

A joint operation between Mpumalanga police, Gauteng, and a tracker company has arrested six armed robbery suspects between the age of 31 and 39 and seized firearms with ammunition as well as recovered suspected stolen vehicles among others.

Police said the team followed up information that sought to trace suspects responsible for two armed robbery incidents carried out at Gamaria Trust, Mmametlhake.

They managed to locate the suspects, recovered a vehicle as well as three firearms, ammunition, and other items valued at about R 280 000, said police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi.

“It was reported that the suspects, who were heavily armed, alighted from a Toyota Quantum Kombi and stormed into a shop where they found the owner including a man delivering some bakery items. They fired shots, robbed the victims of an undisclosed amount of cash as well as their cellphones, while another victim was robbed of his white Isuzu bakkie immediately he stopped outside the shop, unbeknown there was a robbery in progress. The suspects then fled the scene in both vehicles, with the stolen items and headed to Gauteng,” Hlathi explained in a press statement.

The matter was reported to the police at Mametlhake as well as the vehicle tracker company who then engaged the police in Gauteng where a high-speed chase ensued resulting in the arrest of two suspects that were driving the stolen Isuzu bakkie.