The Gauteng police intercepted an armed gang before they could commit a robbery in Honeydew, Johannesburg on Wednesday, 26 October.
ARMED GANG INTERCEPTED ON N1 HIGHWAY
Five suspects were nabbed on the N1 south highway near the Beyers Naude off-ramp after the police received a tip-off about an armed gang driving in two vehicles.
“The police from Gauteng Highway Patrol Unit, Gauteng Traffic Police Saturation Unit and private agencies, Tracker Connect and BadBoyz Security were placed into strategic positions, to be on the lookout for the suspects,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo.
The vehicles – a VW Polo and VW Caddy Panel van – were spotted and brought to a halt. Inside, police found unlicensed firearms, ammunition and suspected housebreaking implements.
The initial probe revealed that both vehicles had false number plates. The alleged armed robbers will be profiled to determine if they are linked to any other crimes and the firearms will be taken for ballistic tests.
The five suspects are expected to appear before a Magistrate’s Court imminently on charges of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
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