Police have arrested several suspects in what has been dubbed the "airport-following" robberies, committed in and around the Johannesburg area.
Briefly.co.za learned from police sources that the breakthrough came on early on Friday evening.
According to reports, a police task team was acting on information and closely monitored a security vehicle which is contracted to work at OR Tambo International Airport. The security vehicle was allegedly following a sedan.
Police then stopped the security vehicle, and discovered that one of the occupants, the a security company manager, was wanted for a case of possession of an unlicensed firearm and an armed robbery in the Limpopo province. He was arrested immediately.
The team then worked throughout the night and arrested a further four suspects in the Hillbrow area. All six suspects are between 23 and 38 years of age.
The team also recovered two pistols which will be sent for ballistic testing to establish which crimes, if any, they may have been used in.
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