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Crime & Courts

ATM Bombing Kingpins Arrested For The Murder Of A ATMPD Officer


Two male suspects wanted for the murder of a Tshwane Metro Police (TMPD) officer were arrested by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Department (JMPD) IIOC Undercover Reaction Unit together with Crime Intelligence in Olievenhoutbosch.




On Saturday, 26 November 2022, officers received information about an ATM bombing kingpin who was wanted for allegedly murdering a TMPD officer as per Olievenhoutbosch SAPS case and had two other pending murder cases.



The information revealed that the suspect was at the corner of President and Nugget Streets in the Johannesburg CBD.





Officers proceeded to the given address, and upon their arrival, the suspect had already left. Further information was received that the suspect was using e-hailing services from Kempton Park to Olievenhoutbosch.




The operational team proceeded to the north of Johannesburg where the vehicle in which the suspect was travelling in, a grey Suzuki, was spotted and stopped at Allandale and Old Pretoria Road, Midrand.




The suspect who is also wanted for ATM bombings in Welkom, Free State, was identified and when searched he had a bag with burnt and stained money in his possession.




The suspect was questioned, and he led the team to Olievenhoutbosch, where a second suspect who allegedly had the murder weapon was found. The suspect was also apprehended with a bag filled with burnt and stained money.





The second suspect informed the officers that the firearm in question was in Shoshanguve, Tshwane. The team proceeded to the given location, where another male suspect was found in possession of the firearm with eight live ammunition.





The male suspect found in possession of the firearm which is suspected to be used in killing a police officer was arrested and detained at Rietgat SAPS.




The duo wanted for ATM bombings and murder was arrested and detained at Midrand SAPS. They are likely to appear in court soon.




Issued by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department Communications Unit


Robert Tapfumaneyi