Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, on Saturday 16 November 2019 welcomed the arrest of six suspects, hours after a 45-year old woman was fatally shot on Friday morning (15 November 2019) by an unconfirmed number of men who also hijacked her vehicle at a traffic light at the intersection of Dublin and Cunning Roads in Bramley, north of Johannesburg.
Following the incident, police immediately mobilised maximum resources as per the SAPS 72-hour reaction plan, and embarked on an intelligence-driven operation that led police to a tavern on 4th Avenue in Alexandra.
The team made up of the SAPS and Johannesburg Metro Police Department, pounced on the tavern and were able to apprehend a total of 17 suspects while an unconfirmed number managed to escape.
Police were able to link six men to the hijacking and the fatal shooting of the 45-year old woman in Bramley. The remaining eleven (11) were released as they could not be linked to any crimes.
Further investigations linked the arrested six (6) suspects to three more robberies including: a business robbery at U-Save reported at Alexandra in October 2019 and a business robbery at a Chicken Licken reported at Bramley this month.
Police have now launched a manhunt for six more suspects believed to have been involved in the commission of these business robberies.
The six suspects are expected to appear before the Alexandra Magistrate Court on Monday, 18 November 2019.
Lieutenant General Mawela applauded the members, encouraging them to continue the hard work towards turning the tide against crime in the Province.