- Commissioner General Khehla Sitole has mobilised police in Limpopo following a robbery
- A group of foreign tourists was attacked in their Phalaborwa holiday home on Thursday
- The thieves made off with numerous valuables including a rented Mercedes Benz
National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole has called on police to track down those involved in an attack on foreign tourists.
News24 reports that the mobilisation occurred after nine tourists were robbed earlier this week. Brigadier Vish Naidoo commented that:
“A group of at least three armed men are alleged to have forcefully entered a holiday house on a plot in Siloque, Phalaborwa at approximately 20:00. The suspects held nine foreign tourists at gunpoint and robbed them of valuables which included a laptop, 10 cellphones, jewellery and a cash amount of over R5 000. The suspects fled the scene, using the victims rented Mercedes Benz ML which was later found abandoned in bushes next to Siloque main road, about 10km from the scene."
Sitole has assembled a team of investigators in a bid to have the criminals brought to book, dubbing it the 72-hour Activation Plan.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the Department of Police, along with the Department of Tourism, had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding.
This entailed the two departments working to ensure crime against tourists is dealt with decisively.
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