With the assistance of members of the Kimberley Flying Squad, Kimberley K9 Force and Warrenton Visible Police, Northern Cape organised crime detectives recently foiled a possible armed robbery with at least six suspects, the South African Police Service (SAPS) said. people were arrested.
“The suspect was tasked with carrying out an armed robbery at Holpan, near Windsorton. On Saturday, July 9, 2022, the team put into use intelligence on a planned armed robbery at Holpan. The suspect’s vehicle was in Intercepted and searched on Holpan’s gravel road. The suspect was found to be in possession of four unlicensed firearms,” said Capt. Olebogen Tavana, a spokesman for SAPS.
Suspect who should appear in court after failed robbery
Northern Cape SAPS further stated that the six suspects are expected to appear in Buckley Western Magistrates Court on Monday, July 11, 2022, on charges of conspiracy to robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
Brigadier General Nicky Mills, the province’s acting deputy criminal investigation commissioner, praised the team’s swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Mills also said the province will push hard on gun proliferation.
Earlier this week, Acting Northern Cape Premier Major General Koliswa Otara spoke about the rise in crime in the province, revealing that exposure to crime had risen significantly.
“Compared to the same period last year, the assault category reflects a 152 increase in attempted murder, a 335 increase in assaults on gbh and a 272 increase in common assaults. There was a decrease in burglaries in Frances Baard and Namakwa districts. Residential areas of looting also reflects a 12.1 percent decrease in the province,” she said.
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