In a determined effort to eradicate Post Office robberies in the province, an integrated force of Police units led by Crime Intelligence arrested seven suspects today, 11 October 2019 at about 03:00 in the early morning, at the Post Office in Ngqamakwe, Butterworth.
The arrests followed after Crime Intelligence received information about a possible robbery in the Post Office. As they followed up and upon observation, they discovered that a number of suspects were involved and were already busy breaking into the Post Office. On realizing that they were being followed by the police, the seven suspects, attempted to escape but were subsequently arrested.
During the incident, police recovered One (1) firearm 9mm and ammunition, Two (2) Industrial grinders, Two (2) iron crowbars and Two (2) vehicles were confiscated. According to the reports, the vehicles were going to be used as get away cars.