Crime syndicate nabbed, stolen goods worth R1m recovered in Limpopo

LIMPOPO – The fight against trio crimes in the province continues to yield positive results. This following the arrest of ten suspects and the recovery of over R1 million worth of stolen goods in the Burgersfort Cluster in a police operation which lasted until the early hours of this morning (Monday),  says Police Spokesperson, Lt Col Moatshe Ngoepe.

The joint intelligence led operation operation is led by the Provincial Tracking Team, which focuses mainly on crime infested areas where incidents of business robberies, house robberies and carjackings are still showing an upward trend.

These suspects, aged between 30 and 50-years-old, have been linked to more than 20 cases of business robberies in the area including a robbery at a filling station in Steelpoort two months back, adds Ngoepe.

The following items were recovered during the operation:

  • Motor vehicle parts,
  • different assortment of cigarettes,

  • tool box containing different assortment of mechanical tools,
  • hardware items including wheelbarrow,
  • groceries and cosmetics, clothing
  • cell phones,
  • camouflage torches and pepper spray,
  • Canon photocopy machine and Canon  scanner

  • 2 laptops and a tablet
  • drilling machine, a generator, bull cutter, grass trimming machine, bosch grinder, boots,
  • Firearms and several rounds of ammunition

  • 8 Detonators
  • a Ford bantam that is presumed to be utilized for transportation of stolen goods after the commission of this crimes and cash amount of money.

All ten suspects may be connected to more cases and will appear before the Burgersfort Magistrate’s Court soon, concludes Ngoepe.

Police investigations are still continuing.

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