A former Orlando Pirates star was arrested on Tuesday, 16 November. He was bust for house robbery alongside his friend in Lombardy East, Joburg. He is expected to appear in the Joburg Magistrates Court tomorrow, 18 November.
Colonel Katlego Mohale said this was the work of their tactical operational management section, with Crime Intelligence, Tracker Connect, Badboyz Security, Ekurhuleni District Zone Ops Team, GTP Saturation, Insurance Crime Bureau, Vision Tactical Security and BSG Security.
She confirmed two suspects, aged 33 and 46, were bust for a string of armed robberies.
Katlego said the team received information about a gang of armed men using an Audi during hijackings and home invasions in Gauteng suburbs.
“They proceeded to Lombardy East, where the gang was spotted. Police intercepted them when they entered residential premises and were immediately apprehended.”
She said three firearms, housebreaking implements, gloves, balaclavas, and a stolen TV set, as well as cellphones were found inside the vehicle.
“The Audi had false registration plates and was robbed in Bramley earlier this year. A Kia Picanto was also found at the same premises and also had false registration plates, positively identified as robbed from the owner in Linden in June.”
She said the preliminary investigation has linked the suspects to hijackings and armed robberies.
“The stolen items including a television set were positively identified by the owner, where the suspects had allegedly accosted and robbed them in Honeydew.”
Katlego said the investigation to link the suspects to other robberies was continuing and they were not ruling out the possibility of arresting more suspects.
The talented left-back last played in the PSL for Free State Stars after having a successful stint with Bidvest Wits.
He is not new to controversy like most local players who have retired and accused of drug abuse and drunk driving.
He was arrested in May 2017 after seven days on the run, eventually handing himself over, and charged with assault and attempted murder.
He and his brother were later released on R2 000 bail, according to reports.