Three thugs who allegedly robbed a store at Jabulani Mall nabbed

By Jonk wa Mashamba

Three suspects were arrested, in connection to a business robbery that occurred on 30 July 2023 at Jabulani Mall.

The arrest was as a result of intelligence driven information, which led the police to one suspect in Mofolo, Soweto.

“Upon interviewing the suspect, it was discovered that he is out on bail on a different case of business robbery as per Diepkloof case.

“Preliminery investigations led the police to two more suspects at Nancefield hostels. All three suspects were arrested and are expected to appear before court on 10 August 2023. The investigation and tracing of other suspects involved continue,” said Colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi.

The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela has applauded the team comprising of Provicial Serious and Violence Crimes, Provincial Crime Intelligence, National Intervention Unit, Tactical Response Team and Provincial Tracking Team for a breakthrough in this case and arresting the suspects.

“The police will continue to track the other suspects involved together with the firearms used during the robbery,” said Nevhuhulwi.

It is alleged that nine thugs armed with firearms and wearing masks entered the store and took money from the tills and safe.

They then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

“The information at hand indicate that while the nine suspects were robbing the store, two more suspects armed with firearms were at the main entrance of the mall.

“And the other four suspects, also armed were on observation opposite the mall and they used a blue BMW vehicle and white Toyota Quantum as get away cars.

“The suspects reportedly fired shots but no injuries were reported,” Nevhuhulwi said.

Police request anyone with information that can assist the police with the investigation to contact their nearest police station or the Crime Stop Line at 08600 10111.

Pic credit: Ziphozonke Lushaba

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