Media Statement from Limpopo Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service
17 November 2014
POLOKWANE – A suspect who was out on bail for suspected rhino poaching and two of his accomplices were arrested on Sunday at Bulgerivier for house robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

Five suspects stormed into a farm house in Kamelfontein B2, tied up a couple with a rope and locked them into a room.

The suspects then helped themselves to R2000 in cash as well as US $2000. The suspects also made way with four diamond wedding rings, two cell phones, two laptops, two firearms, a briefcase containing documents as well as a hand bag containing bank cards.

The couple was freed by their employee who called the police. Two helicopters were dispatched and with the help from Community Policing Forum (CPF) members, three suspects were arrested after an eight hour manhunt.

One of the suspects was found in possession of a Z88 pistol belonging to a police officer, the other was found in possession of two revolvers, while the third suspect, who was out on bail for rhino poaching, was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and five live rounds of ammunition.

The search for the two remaining suspects continues and the three arrested supsects will appear in the Lephalale Magistrates’ Court soon.

One of the suspects is a former employee of the couple.