Police in Limpopo have arrested more than 60 people for their alleged involvement in various crimes around the province.
The suspects were arrested at Makhado, Mankweng, Thohoyandou, Polokwane, Tzaneen and Burgersfort.
Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe says they’ve also recovered fire-arms, ammunition, drugs, suspected stolen cell phones and lap tops.
“The South African Police Services in Limpopo continues to work tirelessly during this festive season period as an implementation of practical tactics to insure a safer environment for all the citizens of this province. The quiet storm led joint operation which were up and running until Thursday morning has led to the apprehending of more than 60 suspects for serious changes in a number of areas, all the arrested suspects will appear before the magistrate court throughout the province.”
Two suspected robbers have been arrested at a hitch-hiking spot in Louis Trichardt, Limpopo.
Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe says the suspects had pointed a firearm at three off-duty police officers.
The officers responded quickly and managed to arrest the suspects who tried to flee. Ngoepe says they have also recovered an unlicensed firearm.
“The Provincial General of the South African Police Services in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has hailed three of its off duty members for arresting the suspect who had just pointed a firearm at them. The members gave chase and apprehended one pistol was recovered abandoned in the nearby bushes. The arrested suspects will appear before the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s court on charges of armed, attempted robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm.”