Police in Sekhukhune have activated a manhunt for six suspects who burnt three trucks in Lydenburg, Limpopo on Monday. The suspects committed armed robbery and malicious damage to property along R547 Lydenburg, Sekhukhune Road at about 04:00.
According to information, the complainant was driving a Scania truck along the R547 Lydenburg road heading to deliver chrome at a local mine when he was accosted by six unknown males on the road.
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Two suspects were armed with firearms. He was pointed with a firearm and instructed to block the road with the truck and to disembark through the window. The suspects then burned the truck afterwards.
Ultimately two trucks, Scania and Actross that were driving behind were also burnt by the suspects who later fled the scene in Limpopo.
Police and Fire Brigade personnel were summoned to the scene and the motive of the incident is unknown.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has condemned the incidents. She has called upon the Community to work with the Police to ensure that the suspects are apprehended.
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Police also opened a case of armed robbery and malicious damage to properties.
Anyone with information that can assist police in the apprehension of the suspects should contact the Investigating Officer Colonel Mahlathini Ngele on 0825733645. Crime stop number 0860010111 or nearest police station or MySAPSApp.