By Warrant Officer Dave Stanton,
PARKTOWN: Gauteng Investigating Team’s thorough investigation and fingerprint results revealed that a suspect arrested in November 2022 gave police a false name to try and evade prosecution for about 100 cases of house robberies. The suspect’s fingerprints came back linking him to one of the most wanted men in the province.
He is now in custody facing the full might of the law.
In October 2022, following information received, the team consisting of SAPS Gauteng Serious and Violent Crime Investigation Unit, SAPS Johannesburg K9, SAPS Fairlands, SAPS Crime Intelligence and CAP Security initiated an investigation into a house robbery syndicate operating in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. Through a joint effort, the team was able to arrest three suspects in November 2022, recovering a firearm and a stolen vehicle.
During the arrest, a shootout ensued between the he police and the suspects which resulted in the prime suspect being critically wounded. He was taken to hospital under police guard. During this time, he provided authorities with a false and due to his injuries, and therefore the process of identification was delayed. Later his fingerprints came back from Forensic Services revealing his true identity and confirming that he is one of the police’s most wanted suspects.
He is linked to more about one hundred (100) house robbery cases that were committed in the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg over the past 8 years. The suspect has since been denied bail and he remains in custody. He will be charged for the multitude of crimes that occurred throughout Johannesburg – mainly house robberies.
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