Police nab robbery suspects, confiscate firearms and a stolen vehicle in Kwanobuhle

APRIL 23, 2016

A Police operation yielded positive results when five robbery suspects were arrested, two firearms and ammunition, and a stolen vehicle were seized.  An illegal tavern was also closed and confiscated liquor valued over R 2 000.

A joint operation between detectives and Social Crime Prevention yielded positive results when five business robbery suspects were arrested. 

During a raid, two of the business robbery, suspects were found in possession of two firearms and a stolen white Chev Aveo that was stolen five days ago. 

An illegal tavern in Madikizela Street, Kwanobuhle was closed and confiscated liquor (82 litres) valued over R 2 000.  Fifteen houses brewing concoction were also visited and over 400 litres of vile concoction were destroyed.

Five suspects will appear before the Kwanobuhle Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 25 April 2016 on charges ranging from business robbery to possession of stolen vehicle and possession of unlicensed firearm.

In a separate incident, on Friday morning at about  5am, police received  information from a concerned resident of suspects allegedly stripping a VW Fox for parts in an open space near Jonas Street, Kwanobuhle. 

Suspects fled before police arrived at the scene and the vehicle was recovered with only the wheels and few parts missing.  A case of theft of motor vehicle is being investigated and police are following the leads and an arrest/s are  imminent.     

Station commander, Colonel Zolani Xawuka said: “These arrests are contributing towards building people’s confidence and trust in the police.  A job well done!” 


Photo caption: Suspects allegedly stripped a VW Fox for parts in an open space near Jonas Street on Friday morning.