On Wednesday, 25 October, SAPS Benoni Flying Squad members arrested four business robbery suspects, recovered three trucks full of commercial tyres worth around R2,2 million, three unlicensed firearms and 24 rounds of ammunition in possession of the suspects at a tyre warehouse in Kempton Park.
SAPS members received a tip-off of a business robbery in progress. How the suspects gained entry was by arriving in a branded security vehicle of a well-known security reaction company and were dressed in full uniform of reaction officers, they thereafter tied up the security guards.
The suspects aged between 19 and 35 years will be appearing at the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court facing charges of armed robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
Businesses are warned to be on the lookout for this kind of modus operandi.
Anyone with information regarding any such criminal activities, can leave an anonymous tip-off by calling Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or by making use of the My SAPS App.