Limpopo police arrest suspects for various crimes in Polokwane

POLOKWANE — Limpopo Police have arrested 1,251 suspects between the ages of 18 and 48 for various offences.

Among these crimes, several were committed in Polokwane.

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Police spokesman Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo highlighted the arrests, adding that some of the suspects have already started appearing in magistrate courts for their crimes:

A 45-year-old man was arrested for assaulting police and maliciously damaging a state vehicle. Mojapelo said the man was arrested on Friday April 1 on Bok Street.

Meanwhile, six suspects between the ages of 18 and 29 were also arrested on April 1 for attempted murder and possession of firearms without a license in Ladanna.

Mojapelo said members of the Westenburg Police, Limpopo Highway Patrol and Flying Squad were on operational duty when they were alerted to a shooting in Ladanna.

“On arrival, two victims were shot, including a security guard. Six suspects driving a white sedan were arrested and two firearms were recovered during the arrest,” he said.

The third local arrest took place on Sunday April 3 in the daycare center of a local clinic.

Mojapelo said the arrest was made by members of the Limpopo Highway Patrol for burglary and theft and stolen items were recovered.

“Police recovered various items during these operations which were carried out by various police units from March 28 to April 4. These items included 11 firearms, 60 knives, five stolen vehicles, large quantities of dagga, 44 dagga plants, counterfeit cigarette sticks, alcohol., CAT, crystal meth and nyaope.

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