By Kaya 959 Reporter
Gauteng police have arrested three men linked to a number of blue light incidents across the country.
Hawks spokesperson, Colonel Katlego Mogale, says officers nabbed the trio. aged between 34 and 36, on Thursday morning.
Police arrested the suspects on Hendrik Potgieter Road near Muldersdrift. Officers received information from the GP Crime Intelligence Collection team about suspects driving a Golf 7 fitted with blue lights.
The Hawks conducted an intelligence-driven operation with the assistance of several other units. Mogale says police spotted the suspects on Hendrik Potgieter Road. The team successfully cornered them.
Mogale says preliminary investigations revealed that the men preyed on residents in Gauteng, the Free State, North West, and other provinces.
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Suspects linked to other crimes
The suspects were in possession of police equipment including handcuffs, blue lights, and two unlicensed firearms as well as ammunition, adds Mogale.
“Further investigations linked the suspects to an armed robbery committed in Klerkskraal late October 2021. Whilst on scene, police received information that they had also robbed a foreign businessman in Heilbron, Free State. We do not rule out the possibility that the suspect will be linked to other cases in other provinces as well,” Mogale says.
This arrest comes on the back of a bust in Bedfordview where police nabbed five men and recovered three firearms.
Gauteng SAPS spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo says police also confiscated two high-performance cars fitted with false registration numbers.
“The team cornered a gang who were allegedly on their way to commit robbery. One suspect is linked to a cash-in-transit robbery that occurred in July this year at a mall in Pretoria,” he says.
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