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Gauteng | The National Commissioner welcomes the speedy arrest of four alleged Tsakane School robbers

Media Statement from the office of the National Commissioner Media CentreCorporate Communication and Liaison



Pretoria: The National Police Commissioner, General Khehla John Sitole has welcomed the arrest of four alleged robbers and the recovery of 22 tablets and three laptops which are the ones suspected to have been stolen from Menzi Primary School in Tsakane on 13 January 2019.


Less


than 48 hours ago General Sitole assured the nation during an interview with Power FM that he will instruct the police in Gauteng to mobilise the 72 hour Activation Plan. A Plan which entails the mobilisation of critical resources including Crime Intelligence, Forensic Experts, the Hawks and seasoned investigators from the SAPS Detective Services.


As in most cases of the mobilisation, this plan has borne fruit within 48 hours.


The team was led by Crime Intelligence to Johannesburg CBD where four suspects aged between 23 and 38 were arrested. During the arrest police recovered 22 tablets and three laptops believed to have been stolen from the school during the business robbery.


The National Commissioner has also applauded the team for the arrest of the suspects that want to rob the children of Tsakane of education and a bright future. "This should serve as a warning to other potential criminals that, as police, we will not rest until we are sure that justice prevails", said General Sitole.


"As a nation we, as law-abiding citizens, should rally together against such criminality which is infiltrating and disrupting our education system which, fundamentally is essential for development of a sustainable Grand Economic Strategy for South Africa," added General Sitole.


The suspects will appear in Tsakane Magistrates Court on Monday, 21 January 2019. Members of the community are urged to report any criminality to crime stop at 0860010111 where any information received will be treated with the strictest anonymity.


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Enquiries: Colonel Brenda Muridili @ 071 686 9425




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