The police have rescued a 76-year-old man who was kidnapped and robbed in Phillip Nel Park in Pretoria on Wednesday.
He was kidnapped in a single day by his attackers who emptied his financial institution accounts at completely different petrol station ATMs.
Hawks, Tshwane metro police, K9 unit in addition to Tracker join collaborated in investigating the matter.
“They took up their strategic positions and recognized a suspicious Hyundai i20 hatchback getting into a neighborhood petrol station with two occupants.”
“The 2 suspects then exited the car, went to the automated teller machine the place they withdrew cash in a number of transactions and drove off,” stated police.
“The car was then adopted and members managed to cease it. They apprehended the 2 suspects who had been present in possession of the sufferer’s financial institution card and different valuables.”
The 2 suspect gave the police the deal with the place the sufferer was stored.
The third suspect was arrested on the premises the place he was left to protect the aged man.
“The recognized premises had been accessed the place another suspect was apprehended from the premises.”
“The shocked however unhurt sufferer was rescued and his car was additionally recovered from the scene,” stated police.
It’s not but understood why the gang determined to assault the previous pensioner.
They three suspects have been charged for kidnapping, extortion and possession of stolen property.
They’re anticipated to look within the Pretoria Justice of the Peace’s court docket quickly.
“The car that was used within the fee of the crime has been seized in addition to money, cellphones and the victims’ financial institution playing cards for additional investigation,” police added.