Three thugs linked to a number of robberies in the Thohoyandou area, Vhembe in Limpopo have been arrested Crime Intelligence Unit. They were arrested at Itsani Ha-Mugumo and Manini Ha-Tshikovha villages respectively in the early hours of Thursday 20 July at about 03:00. This follows an intelligence-driven joint operation

The suspects were sought in connection with the business robbery that took place at the Sabina complex earlier this month. They made off with undisclosed amounts of cash, airtime vouchers, Cellphones and cigarettes.

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One suspect was reportedly armed with a firearm and the suspects utilised two vehicles during the robbery.

During the arrest, Police confiscated the two vehicles, a Toyota Yaris and Renault Triber. Further Investigations positively linked the suspects with three other business robberies committed in Thohoyandou.


In one of the incidents that occurred last month, the owner of the shop was shot and wounded.

“This is a clear indication that our members are working around the clock to ensure the safety of the residents of this Province. Including the business community. Our ongoing operations will ensure criminals feel the heat and are put behind bars where they belong,” concluded Lieutenant General Hadebe.

The three suspects aged between 20 and 22 will appear before the Thohoyandou Magistrate’s Court today, Friday 21 July. They are facing four counts of business robbery.