Fugitive among suspects nabbed for robbery in Limpopo

Fugitive among suspects nabbed for robbery in Limpopo.
Fugitive among suspects nabbed for robbery in Limpopo.
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Three men who allegedly robbed an employee at a farm outside Tzaneen before making their getaway in a bakkie belonging to the farmer have been arrested in Phalaborwa‚ Limpopo.

Among them was a man who escaped from custody with four others in Polokwane in November 2018‚ while being transported by police to court.

The Citizen reported that a manhunt was under way for the last remaining escapee. The others were rearrested.

Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said at 6am on December 30 2018 a farm employee in the Letsitele area near Tzaneen was accosted in his room by two men.

He was tied up with ropes and assaulted. The robbers took his belongings‚ including a mattress‚ a shotgun‚ two television sets‚ groceries and liquor.

They loaded the goods into a bakkie belonging to the farm owner and left.

Police were notified and a manhunt ensued.

The stolen vehicle was spotted at Namakgale in Phalaborwa‚ about 70km from the crime scene. It sped off‚ but the driver lost control and hit a boundary wall in the street.

The suspects were all apprehended and the stolen goods‚ including the wrecked bakkie‚ were recovered.

Ngoepe said the rearrested suspect was connected to a murder case in the Ritavi area outside Tzaneen.

He said the suspects would appear at the Namakgale and Nkowankowa magistrate’s courts soon.

Source: TMG Digital.

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