3 suspects arrested, one shot dead after foiled post office robbery

3 suspects arrested, one shot dead after foiled post office robbery

Three suspects were arrested and one fatally wounded on Monday during a foiled robbery at a Free State post office.

Police nabbed the suspects after receiving a tip-off about a planned armed robbery at the Ventersburg Post Office.

After receiving the information, police spokesperson Captain Stephen Thakeng said a joint operation was then launched to foil the robbery.

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The operation involved the Hawks, crime intelligence, tactical response team and South African Police Service (Saps) members from Ventersburg.

 “The Saps members were ready for the planned armed robbery and when it was committed, the suspects were confronted.

“The false number plates of Northern Cape were found on the stolen vehicle.”

The three suspects were expected to appear in the Ventersburg Magistrate’s Court soon.

Compiled by Thapelo Lekabe

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