Four suspects arrested following business robbery

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Four suspects aged between 31 and 38 have been arrested, and firearms, ammunition and an undisclosed amount of money has been recovered following a business robbery at Botshabelo.

Police state that on Wednesday, 6 November 2019 whilst on duty, the Mangaung SAPS Task team learnt about a grey Polo Sedan that had just been involved in a business robbery in Botshabelo. While patrolling, vigilant police officers noticed a vehicle fitting the description of the wanted vehicle and followed it.

The suspects tried to outsmart the police however the men in blue were too quick for them and they successfully without any injuries managed to stop the suspect’s vehicle at Nyokong Street, in Bochabela, Bloemfontein with the suspects still inside.

Upon searching the vehicle, the police recovered a bag with two 9mm firearms and ammunition as well as an undisclosed amount of money inside. The four suspects aged between 31 and 38 were arrested at the scene.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court soon, facing charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Jones Qhobosheane lauded the officers for their speedy response. “This success is as a result of our increased operational activities and police visibility for the festive season. Criminals should be warned that we will be ready and waiting,” he said.