A suspect linked to a robbery of an SAPS senior manager, , arrested in the silver-grey i20 Hyundai identified as the vehicle used in the incident
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Gauteng
PARKTOWN – A suspect linked to a robbery of an SAPS senior manager was arrested by the police on Saturday, 27 January 2023. The suspect’s vehicle which is believed to have been used during the robbery while fitted with false registration numbers, was traced to Johannesburg.
He was arrested on the M1 South, Joe Slovo Drive. The team involved comprises of members from Crime Intelligence, Provincial Cold Case Unit, Johannesburg Metro K9 Unit, Vision Tactical SIU and Tracker Connect. The vehicle, which belongs to his girlfriend, has been seized as it was used during the commission of a crime.
On Thursday, 26 January 2023 at about 11:00, a senior manager from Gauteng Provincial Office was robbed at gun point. The Senior Manager was running errands with a friend in Midrand and he was not in uniform. The suspects fled the scene with his private firearm and personal belongings.
The 39-year-old suspect is currently on parole for robbery which was committed in Sandringham in 2007. He was released from prison in 2018.
The suspect will appear before court on Monday, 30 January 2023. The investigating team is searching for his two accomplices.
Brigadier Brenda Muridili
071 686 9425
Vision Tactical Siu
Saps Counter Security – Crime Intelligence JMPD K9
Saps PHO Cold Case Unit
Information was received regarding a Hyundai i20that was used in the robbery where by a general of the saps was robbed of his firearm, watch and cell phones on 26/01/2023 in Midrand.
The information analysed and the suspects’ vehicle identified in the Houghton area.
The dedicated response team attempted to stop the vehicle but a high speed chase ensued on the M1 towards Johannesburg. The suspects’ vehicle was stopped at the m1 south- Joe Slovo offramp.One suspected was contained in the vehicle.
The suspects’ vehicle was confirmed to be the vehicle used by unique and distinctive markings involved in the crime.
All necessary role players were contacted to the scenes.
LCRC processed the scenes for the evidence and exhibits found. The vehicle was taken to the designated VCIU section for safe keeping and further investigation. The suspect was detained at the designated police station.
The suspect was detained on multiple charges.
One(1) suspect arrested *seizures:*
Hyundai i20 (used in the commission of the crime) cell phone
Clothing identifying the suspect
Vision Tactical Specialized Units together with the South African Police Services and Tracker Connect on scene on the M1 Highway in Johannesburg following the apprehension of suspects.— Vision Tactical (@visiontactical) January 27, 2023
Suspects have been linked to the robbery of the Deputy Provincial Police Commissioner. pic.twitter.com/7TMI31O7Nc