Rhino poaching accused arrested for robbery

2014-11-17 14:28

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Johannesburg - A man out on bail for rhino poaching has been arrested for robbing a couple on a farm in Kameelfontein, Limpopo police say.

Spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said that the man and two others were arrested in Bulgerivier, near Vaalwater for robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition on Sunday.

Five men had tied up a couple and robbed them of R2 000, $2 000, four diamond wedding rings, cellphones, laptops, firearms, documents, and a handbag, he said.

The arrests were made after an eight-hour manhunt involving two helicopters and the community policing forum.

"One of the suspects was found in possession of a Z88 pistol belonging to a police officer; the other was found in possession of two revolvers, while the third suspect, who was out on bail for rhino poaching, was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and five live [rounds of] ammunition."

The three will appear in the Lephalale Magistrate's Court soon and the police are still searching for two others, says Mulaudzi.

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