Trio arrested for business burglary and possession of firearms and ammunition in Klerksdorp

Three suspects aged (36), (34) and (26) were arrested after being found to be in possession of firearms at Alabama, Klerksdorp on Monday, 15 January.

This happened when the multidisciplinary team consisting of the Klerksdorp based Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation, Priority Crime Management Centre, Special Task Force, National Intervention Unit, Local Criminal Record Centre and the District Illegal mining task team were conducting an Intelligence-driven operation to track down perpetrators involved in business burglaries in the area.

Meticulous investigation by the Hawks Serious Organised Crime led the team to Alabama where an Audi TT was spotted, the vehicle did not stop when the team directed it to do so. A shoot-out ensued between the police and suspects. Three suspects were arrested and four firearms recovered in the vehicle.

Follow-up Investigation led the team to a farm in Hartebeesfontein and Alabama where a substantial number of various calibre ammunition, firearms and explosives were recovered. The firearms are linked to a burglary that occurred at business premises at Irene Park, Klerksdorp during December 2023.

The trio is expected to appear before the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 18 January to face charges of business burglary and possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.

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