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Courier vehicle robbers were arrested in Malelani

The Police in Mpumalanga have arrested three (3) suspects at Malelane after they have allegedly robbed a courier vehicle yesterday Thursday, June 09 at around 11:00.

The Provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, said it is alleged that a Ram courier vehicle was robbed at or around Mjejane area (Komatipoort). “The Traffic Officials on duty intercepted the vehicle on the N4 next to the RCL Airport Impala, Malelane. They identified the luggage and notified the Police at Malelane, who immediatey attended to the matter and apprehended three (3) suspects. Upon interrogation, the suspects admitted to have committed the alleged robbery and one suspect pointed out the crime scene of their alleged robbery,” he said

he further said a total of 53 parcels in boxes were retrieved from the suspect’s vehicle, a white Toyota Avanza. The boxes are alleged to contain cellphones and other unknown valuables.

“Police also found a 9mm pistol with (04) rounds of live ammunition which belongs to the deceased person from Matsulu.Both the vehicle and items were seized, and the firearm will be subjected to ballistic testing to verify if it was not used in the commission of crime elsewhere,” explain Mohlala.

He added that both the three suspects aged 38, 53 and 37 are from Matsulu and will appear before the Malelane Periodical Court on Monday 13 June,  facing charges of Possession of suspected stolen properties, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and armed robbery at Komatipoort.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has applauded the Traffic Officials who intercepted the suspects and SAPS members for a job well done.