Thursday, 01 April 2021
Welkom: On Wednesday; 31 March 2021, the Public Order Police Reaction Team were busy with their routine visible policing and crime prevention duties at Boitumelo Mall; in Thabong; Welkom, when they noticed a suspicious white sedan driving at high speed from the mall.
At the same time, members were approached by shoppers who told them that the occupants of the same vehicle had stolen their bank cards. Members chased the said vehicle until at G-hostel; in Thabong.
A white Haval car, with GP registration numbers, stopped and occupants jumped from the vehicle and fled in different directions. The SAPS members chased them and managed to arrest three suspects aged 25, 30 and 33 years old from Rocklands; in Mangaung; Bloemfontein.
The arrested suspects were taken to their vehicle and whilst busy with the search, a bank card belonging to the complainant and cash were found inside the car. The vehicle was also seized. Preliminary investigation revealed that there was a warrant of arrest for the same suspects by Parkroad Police on a similar crime.
The three suspects will appear in Welkom Magistrate Court soon.