Johannesburg police have arrested seven men for a foiled robbery that was supposed to take place Tuesday at a retail store in Woodmead, Sandton.
The men were found in possession of unlicensed firearms and one, according to police Car reportedly hijacked in Benoni.
“Crime information about an armed gang who wanted to rob Woodmead has been made operational.
” The Highway Patrol Flexi Squad, Highway The Patrol Unit and the K9 unit of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department were strategically placed to intercept the gang, “said police spokesman Lt-Col Mavela Msondo.
He said the suspects were on Northway Road in Kelvin been sighted. near Sandton with a Hyundai H1, a Toyota Corolla and a Honda Jazz.
“After stopping and searching two of the cars, police found unlicensed firearms with ammunition. It was found that the Toyota Corolla had false license plates and the Hyundai was reportedly hijacked in Benoni, Ekurhuleni, “Masondo told More Firearms.
The seven suspects are alleged to be committing conspiracy, among other things Charged with criminal offenses, possession of unlicensed firearms, possession of ammunition and possession of a hijacked vehicle. about 100 rounds of ammunition and jamming devices. The woman was arrested during a raid on a township house.
“The suspects are expected to appear in the Randburg and Alexandra District Courts in due course,” said Masondo.
The Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lt. Criminals Involved in Serious and Violent Crimes.
“The police will continue to crack down on serious and violent crimes and the proliferation of unlicensed firearms in our province, especially before the holidays . “