Raeesa Kimmie
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1 Jun 2017
3:38 pm

Two suspects shot and injured during operation

Raeesa Kimmie

The operation also led to the arrest of fake cops.

One of the suspects in a house robbery in Manapyane near Marble Hall was shot during a shoot out with police. Photo: Lim SAPS

The operation comprising provincial detectives as well as a tracking team, where five suspects, between the ages of 21 and 36, were arrested in two separate occasions, in Limpopo, Review Online reports.

According to police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, three suspects were arrested in Motetema, Groblesdal, after police pulled over a VW Citi Golf (Gauteng registration).

A shootout then ensued between the suspects and police in which two of the three suspects were shot and injured.

“All three suspects were arrested, and no police officers were injured during the shootout,” explains Ngoepe.

The suspects committed a house robbery in Manapyane near Marble Hall and were followed by law enforcement.

During the arrest, police recovered the following items: One suspected stolen plasma TV, Two 9mm firearms with magazines, 11 rounds of ammunition, One balaclava, One wristwatch and a VW Citi Golf.

VW Polo stolen

VW Polo stolen

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Photo: Lim SAPS

Photo: Lim SAPS

“The origin of all these recovered items is still being determined through police investigations and the suspects will appear before the Motetema Magistrate Court on charges of attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle,” Ngoepe said.

Also, in Polokwane, two suspects (aged 27 and 31 respectively) were arrested with a stolen vehicle in their possession.

Photo: Lim SAPS

Photo: Lim SAPS

During the arrest, police recovered also a police reflector jacket, a Polokwane Municipality rubber stamp.

“These suspects will appear before the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court soon on possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle, possession of police uniform and possession of suspected stolen properties,” Ngoepe concluded.

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