In a significant breakthrough, the police in Ekurhuleni District have apprehended two individuals, aged 29 and 35, in Tembisa, north of Kempton Park. The two are linked with a series of house robberies.
The arrest came as a result of an intelligence-driven operation carried out by a collaborative team involving members from Ekurhuleni District Crime Intelligence, Gauteng Highway Patrol, and SAPS Tembisa Tracing Team.
The operation led to the recovery of a hijacked vehicle, which was found in the suspects’ possession.
Providing details on the operation, Police spokesperson Captain Neldah Sekgobela stated, “A team comprising of members from Ekurhuleni District Crime Intelligence, Gauteng Highway Patrol, and SAPS Tembisa Tracing Team operationalised information they obtained on suspects allegedly linked to a spate of house robberies around the area of Winnie Mandela, Tembisa.”
The concerted efforts of the team resulted in the successful arrest of the two suspects and the retrieval of the stolen vehicle.
Captain Sekgobela further revealed that the suspects’ vehicle had been spotted near a mall in Tembisa, prompting law enforcement to intercept it promptly. Initial investigations have uncovered a connection between the recovered vehicle and a hijacking case reported in Newcastle back in October 2022. The police are now delving deeper into the matter, conducting thorough inquiries to gather additional evidence and ascertain the extent of the suspects’ involvement in various criminal activities.
Authorities are urging anyone with pertinent information or possible leads to come forward and assist in furthering the investigation.
As police investigations continue, it is crucial for the community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities promptly. By working together and maintaining a strong partnership between law enforcement and the public, communities can play a vital role in curbing criminal incidents and ensuring the safety and security of their neighbourhoods.
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