The South African Police Service (SAPS) have appealed to the public for information that could lead to the arrest of four suspects in the robbery of Windsorton Police Station.
The alleged perpetrators of the robbery of the Northern Cape police station have also been linked to a string of additional crimes.
SAPS identify a person of interest in brazen police station robbery
SAPS have identified Botswana citizen Zwichanaka ‘Godfrey’ Mbaisani Dabie as a person of interest who is believed to have information regarding a string of armed robberies committed earlier this month.
The crime spree is thought to have begun with an incident at a petrol station some 60 km North of Windsorton, where four suspects in a white Audi A3 with Botswana license plates sped off without paying for their fuel. The suspects are also believed to have carried out another armed robbery at a BP Petrol Station in Virginia, Free State.
The suspects made off with two R5 select fire rifles, four 9mm pistols and ammuntion.
“The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation is asking for any information including the whereabouts of four people of interest that could help in solving the case pertaining to an alleged armed robbery at the Windsorton police station on 2 October 2019.
“It is believed that Zwichanaka Mbaisani Dabie (39), who is also known as ‘Godfrey’ a Botswana citizen can help shed light on what transpired on the eventful day when a series of armed robberies were committed including the one at Windsorton police station.
“It is alleged that at about 22:30, a white Audi A3, with Botswana registration plates arrived at Windsorton police station. Four occupants allegedly pointed firearms at policemen who were on duty and tied them up before leaving with two R5 rifles, four (4) 9mm pistols and ammunition. It later transpired that the said vehicle had earlier driven-off from a Jan-Kempdorp Petrol Station without paying for fuel.
“At about 02:00 am the same vehicle was allegedly involved in yet another armed robbery at a BP garage in Virginia where one victim was wounded after several people were robbed of personal items.”
Any individuals with information on the suspects are urged contact the investigating officer Lieutenant Colonel Dolf Louwrens on 082 331 4700 or Capt. Riaan Baardman on 071 481 3093. Information received that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.