Gauteng- Eight suspects, aged between 22 and 48, have been arrested after Carletonville foiled an alleged planned ATM bombing in West Rand.
According to reports, police received information about a planned ATM bombing in West Rand. Carletonville Detectives and Visible Policing acted on the information and kept an alert. They stopped a minibus taxi as the driver seemed suspicious and was interviewed.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo said, “Information was followed up to Blybank, where a second suspect was traced and a silver KIA Sportage was seized.”
“Police then received information about a white double-cab Toyota Hilux that was possibly used by the gang, and it was intercepted.”
“Upon searching the occupants and the vehicles, police found unlicensed firearms, ammunition, explosives, and a detonator.”
The information received by the police led them to a house in Carltonville, where more detonators and ammunition were found. The suspects are set to appear at the Carltonville Magistrates’ Court facing charges that include conspiracy to commit ATM bombing, possession of explosives, possession of unlicensed firearms, illegal possession of ammunition, and possession of possible stolen property.
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