Foiled armed robbery in Mokopane

MOKOPANE – At 11:10 yesterday (Tuesday) morning, two men allegedly robbed a depositor next to ABSA on Thabo Mbeki Drive.
According to a statement issued by Sgt Mmadikgale Masingi, an armed robbery took place in which two men stole R40 000. It is alleged that a 41-year-old Pakistan national went to ABSA to deposit R40 000 into in his account. He was then stopped by two unknown African males, both armed with pistols, who pointed their firearms at him while emptying his pockets. According to Masingi, the suspects drove away in a white BMW with the police in pursuit.

“The robbers abandoned their vehicle between Mahwelereng and Madiba village area where the Mokopane police managed to apprehend them.”

In an update Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo stated that during the arrest two 9mm pistols with nine rounds of live  ammunition and a 9mm Norinco pistol with eight rounds of live ammunition which was found inside the abandoned vehicle were also confiscated.


Mojapelo said the abandoned white BMW with registration CT 28 WL GP was reported stolen at Mmakau.

“The suspects aged 30 and 35-years-old will appear soon on the charges of armed robbery, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and stolen vehicle. The court in which the accused are set to appear had not been disclosed as yet.”


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