Two (2) suspected robbers have been arrested in Kaalfontein, after they were chased from Midrand, this morning, 21 April 2023.

“The two were part of a three men gang who blocked a delivery van in President Park, Midrand, this morning, diverted the driver to Kaalfontein where laptops, batteries, and printers were taken and offloaded.”

said Captain Ben Matimulane, the spokesperson of the Ivory Park SAPS.

“Afterwards the victim was dropped in Midrand where he met the local police who followed up. The vehicle that had just dropped him off was seen and they (robbers) noticed what was happening, and sped off.” Matimulane added.

“They were caught in Kaalfontein. The vehicle used in the robbery and a firearm and a toy gun were recovered. A large amount of the robbed items were found at an address in Kaalfontein belonging to someone whom police believe that he can provide valuable assistance. The firearm recovered is a Z88, with 10 round of live ammunition, and had its serial number erased.” Matimulane said.

The two (2) suspects, aged 26 and 47 were arrested for possession of suspected stolen motor vehicle, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition and possession of a vehicle jammimg device and they will be charged for the above crimes. The search for the third suspect and the vehicle used will form part of the further investigations

The Station Commander of the Ivory Park SAPS, Brigadier David Mbongeni Ngcobo, attended to the scene to provide the much needed guidance to all the junior members at the scene. He said this is an important arrest and that all hands have to be on deck.

“All the information and evidence at our disposal will be clearly scrutinized to help us understand what kind of people we are dealing with, whether they may have committed similar or other crimes somewhere. This is done in order for us to build a solid case,” said Brigadier Ngcobo.

The two men are in the Ivory Park SAPS police cells pending their court appearance in the Tembisa Magistrate’s Court to face the charges against them.

Investigations are ongoing.

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