On Thursday, 25 May, five males were arrested for Armed Robbery in Bram Fischerville by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) IIOC Undercover Reaction Unit working with Soweto Crime Intelligence .
Officers were following up on information about the suspects that committed armed robbery at a Shoprite in Dobsonville.
“The officers proceeded to the given address in Bram Fischerville and upon their arrival, two males were found at the premises. Both males were searched and one was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm. The other male was linked to the footage of the Shoprite business robbery. Both suspects were arrested,” said JMPD spokesperson, Xolani Fihla.
He added: “The officers proceeded to the second address a few streets away from the first premises. Upon arrival, two males were found at the premises. The officers searched the suspects and the house. They recovered an undisclosed amount of money with ink stains. Both suspects were identified via the footage from the Shoprite business robbery. The duo was also arrested. The officers proceeded to the third address on the same street, where another male suspect was arrested in possession of two unlicensed firearms with the serial numbers filed off. The suspect was sought and linked to armed business robberies at Shoprite, Usave Chavani Waterval, Boxer, and Engen Filling Station. He was also linked to Nedbank and First National Bank (FNB) ATM bombings in Venda.”
All five suspects were detained at Dobsonville SAPS and they are due to appear in court on today, Monday, 29 May 2023.