THREE SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING AND BUSINESS ROBBERY CASES TO APPEAR BEFORE COURT – N'wamitwa Times

THREE SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING AND BUSINESS ROBBERY CASES TO APPEAR BEFORE COURT

RITAVI: Three suspects aged between 29 and 32 arrested for cases of kidnapping and business robberies will appear before Ritavi Magistrate’s Court, on Thursday, 10 August 2023.

According to the information received, This group of suspects was arrested after being positively linked with cases of kidnapping and business robberies occurred at Ritavi Policing area during March and July this year(2023).

In one of the incident reported, On 08 July 2023, at about 11h00 the victim who is a woman, was kidnapped at Khopho village outside her shop by suspects driving in a Toyota Quantum. A ransom amount of money was paid to the suspects. Police were notified and investigations were activated.

In another incident, occured on 23 March 2023, at about 09h00, the suspects driving a purple VW Polo robbed the owner of a supermarket in Mohlaba Cross a cell phone, cigarettes, and undisclosed amount of money. The owner was also kidnapped.

His family were contacted and paid a ransom amount. Police were notified about the incident for further investigation.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe after these incidents, she ordered a team of investigators to trace and arrest the suspects. A team was activated and the three suspects were linked with the cases and ultimately arrested. The Provincial Commissioner hailed the Team of Investigators for successfully tracing and arresting the suspects. The victims in these cases were all released.

The suspects might be linked to more cases as investigations unfolds.

The Police investigations are still continuing.

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