Airport robbers linked to 16 crimes

2015-06-24 08:49
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Johannesburg - Two robbers, who were shot dead in a driveway in Pretoria at the weekend, have been linked to 16 other crimes, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

On Sunday, two men, Tyson Mdluli, 43, and Benson Kalusi, 40, were shot and killed and the third suspect, whose identity cannot be disclosed at this stage, was wounded in a driveway in Pretoria Moot after following a woman home from OR Tambo International.

The two, who were killed in a shoot-out after the police acted on a tip-off and caught them red-handed in the driveway robbery, have been linked to various other crimes.

"Kalusi was awaiting trial for nine crimes and he has been linked to four other cases through fingerprints in the Johannesburg and surrounding areas committed between 2006 and 2013," said Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo in a statement.

"Tyson Mdluli was awaiting trial for three crimes also in the Johannesburg and surrounding areas committed between 2011 and 2013.

"In most of these cases, the suspects have been involved in armed robberies and other cases such as attempted murder and possession of suspected stolen property."

The third man will face several charges, including murder, armed robbery and attempted murder.

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