Two arrested for spate of robberies on Limpopo main roads

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Limpopo police arrested two people believed to be responsible for a spate of robberies in the Waterberg area. (Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo)
Limpopo police arrested two people believed to be responsible for a spate of robberies in the Waterberg area. (Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo)
  • Two people have been arrested for a spate of robberies in the Waterberg area.
  • They allegedly targeted motorists by placing spikes on main roads.
  • They have been linked to several robberies, police say.


Limpopo police have arrested two people believed to have been responsible for a spate of robberies along roads in the Waterberg area.

On Monday, the Mokopane Crime Prevention unit, Modimolle Dog Unit, Mokopane Crime Intelligence Gathering unit and detectives tracked down the two suspects. The robberies saw "criminals target motorists by placing spikes at some places" on the N1 and R101 roads, said police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo.

"Two were arrested and were found in possession of spikes carried in a bag, a firearm and ammunition and pliers apparently used to cut the fence along the road. One of the suspects is employed as a security guard at one of the security companies in the area and the other is an undocumented foreign national," said Mojapelo.

He said they have been linked to several robberies.

They were among 1 377 people arrested in the province in the last week.

"The suspects were arrested for various offences including rape, murder, armed robberies, attempted murder, assault, burglaries, stock theft, MITP (malicious damage to property), dealing in drugs, possession of unlawful firearms and ammunition, and contravention of the Disaster Management Act regulations," said Mojapelo.

Firearms, drugs, including crystal meth, dagga, mandrax and nyaope, suspected stolen property, counterfeit cigarettes and liquor were confiscated during the arrests.


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