A joint operation that was established to track down suspects involved in business robberies yielded success, following the arrest of two suspects in Sekhukhune, Limpopo. The suspects aged 25 and 29 were arrested on Wednesday 17 January 2024. Police recovered a firearm and motor vehicle allegedly used to commit the crime.

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The operation formed part of the high-density operation Shanela [Kukula] comprising detectives from across Sekhukhune District.

The two suspects were positively linked with the business robbery committed at Ga-Mashamothane Village in Tubatse earlier this month. They were caught driving a red Polo and robbed a local shop.

Two suspects arrested for business robberies in Sekhukhune
Polo recovered by Police

During the arrest, one firearm and the motor vehicle used to commit the crime were confiscated. They were also linked with another business robbery that occurred in Burgersfort after one of the suspects was found in possession of the robbed cellphone


The suspects might be linked to similar cases as police investigations continue. Acting Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Major General Jan Scheepers hailed the members for the well-coordinated operation that led to the swift arrest of the suspects.

“Operation Kukula will continue to sweep away crime across the province and criminals must know we will not allow this province to be their playground,” said Major General Scheepers.

The suspects will soon appear before Praktiseer Magistrate’s Court. They are facing charges of business robbery, possession of unlicensed firearms and possession of suspected stolen property.