A multidisciplinary team comprising of DPCI TOMS, SAPS National Crime Intelligence, SAPS MDOC CI CIT team, SAPS Ekurhuleni District Operational Trio Task team, SAPS Gauteng Highway Patrol, GTP Saturation unit, Gauteng Traffic Police Chopper. Badboyz Security, Tracker Connect, FRS-Falcon Risk Solutions and JH Tactical made a major breakthrough when they arrested seven suspects and recovered illegal firearms in Orange Grove, Norwood earlier this week.
The suspects aged between 18 and 33 are alleged to be linked to a spree of armed robberies and murders that occurred in Johannesburg mainly Hillbrow and the Jhb CBD. Information was received of suspects planning to commit a business robbery prompting the team to tactically be placed statically as they acted on the information.
The suspects’ vehicle was picked up driving towards the northern suburbs and were cornered on Louis Botha Avenue in Norwood by the team. Upon searching the minibus the suspects were travelling in, the team found five unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
Preliminary investigation revealed that one of the firearms seized is being sought as per Hillbrow case wherein it was robbed from a security guard who the suspects allegedly killed in the process.
The group of suspects is also linked to eighteen more cases that occurred in and around Johannesburg.