ATM gang arrested in Limpopo

2012-10-08 12:14

Johannesburg - Seven men believed to be members of ATM bombing gang were arrested in Makhado, Limpopo police said on Sunday.

"Initial investigations has revealed that the gang was allegedly responsible for more than case 17 cases of safe and ATM bombings, a series of armed robberies as well a murder case of security guard in September this year," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

He said one of the men was a well a known high flyer from Makhado, while the others were from Rustenburg, Seshego and Mara.

He said the gang was arrested following a car chase in the R101 road after information was received that the gang were planning an attack in Makhado in the early hours of Saturday morning.

He said other police stations were alerted and a roadblock was set up resulting in the arrest of the gang

Firearms, cars

Three firearms with their serial numbers filed off as well as two vehicles - a Toyota Tazz and Mazda Laser allegedly used during the crime spree were recovered. Safe and ATM breaking implements and explosives were also recovered.

"The suspects are expected to appear at the Makhado Magistrate's Court on Monday facing charges of murder, possession of unlicensed firearms and explosives."

He said they were still being profiled as it was suspected that they form part of a gang responsible for violent crimes in Limpopo and possibly other provinces.

  • Pete7930 - 2012-10-08 12:24

    Stop arresting and start shooting criminals !!!!! We dont need scum in our country, or on our planet!

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-10-08 12:31

      it's that zimpopo province again! I SWEAR that province is the worst lace on earth to be in! Every crime-related and corruption-related stories come out of there..!

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-10-08 12:42

      would luv to see that happen, on a serious note more of these gangs will be operating over the festive season, so big up to sap for removing one from circulation.

  • jason.sole.92 - 2012-10-08 12:52

    Send the to Khayalitcha

  • Tshishonga Emmanuel - 2012-10-08 13:00

    at least at limpopo thug ar arrested unlik KZN wer ppl ar killing each other

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