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Limpopo | Police launch manhunt for suspects involved in business robberies

Media Statement from Limpopo Media CentreCorporate Communication and Liaison


The SAPS Tzaneen Cluster Task Team has launched a massive manhunt for a group of unknown armed suspects involved in two separate business robberies which occurred in the Bolobedu and Mokwakwaila Policing areas outside Tzaneen. The robberies were committed in the early hours of this morning.


It is alleged that


a group of about five armed suspects wearing balaclavas arrived at the local Motel at ga-Maphalle village in the Bolobedu Policing area at around 01:20. They then accosted a security guard on duty, pointed him with Firearms, assaulted him and tied him to a tree and robbed him of cash and cell phones. They proceeded to the rooms where clients were sleeping and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money and two cell phones before they fled the scene.


Meanwhile in the Mokwakwaila Policing area, the local lodge at Block 17 village, was also robbed in the early hours of this morning at about 02:45. It is alleged that a group of about four armed suspects pointed the security guard with Firearms before storming into the rooms were clients were sleeping and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money and cell phones. They subsequently drove away with a victim's Dyna truck with registration numbers B923AEN loaded with bags of mopani worms and disappeared.


The victims in both incidents are Botswana citizens. Cases of business robberies were opened for further police investigations.


Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of these suspects, may contact Colonel Cecil Machimane at 082 451 7181 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211, or the nearest Police Station.


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Enquiries: Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe: 082 414 2088 or 082 304 3686.




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