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Attackers rob couple

A Chinese couple of Kroonstad were attacked by four armed robbers which resulted in a shoot-out between the attackers and the couple.

On Wednesday, 31 July, at about 17:45 businessman Xiu Hua Huang (39) and his wife, Xue Yau Huang (33), were walking from the business in Oranje Street near the Serve Well Market in the Kroonstad CBD after closing to their vehicle parked nearby.

They were attacked and robbed by four men with a firearm. The suspects fired shots and hit the BMW of the Chinese couple. Huang then fired seven shots at the attackers in a Hyundai Getz.

On Thursday, 1 August, at about 14:00 members of the Kroonstad Detective Services, the Kroonstad Task Team and members of the Tactical Response Team arrested three suspects. They also confiscated two unlicensed firearms and 17 rounds of unlicensed ammunition at two different houses, as well as three hand radio chargers, one hand radio that are suspected to have been stolen from the Moqhaka Taxi Association Security personnel and a pepper spray container, two BMW sedans with Lesotho registration numbers as well as a Hyundai Getz. The Getz were found riddled with bullet holes, which were hidden with stickers.

While on the way to the police station, one suspect tried to bribe the police members with R20 000 cash, and a charge of bribery was added to their charges.

Three of the suspects, Sechaba Maloka (34), Moeketsi Talanyane (43) and Tshepo Matlere (36), appeared in the Kroonstad Magistrate’s Court on Monday (12/08). The case has been postponed for bail application.

The suspects can possibly be connected to a spate of robberies in Kroonstad. The fourth suspect, known as “Dockey”, is still on the run and anyone with information must contact Det.Sgt William Belane on 073-590-5373.

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