Rolex gang suspects arrested on William Nicol Drive
A family was saved from four robbers following their vehicle in Rivonia‚ northern Johannesburg‚ when police swooped on them before they could attack.
The operation was conducted on Saturday afternoon during an operation that included the South African Police Service and Johannesburg Metro Police Department freeway officers.
"Four suspects were arrested by the Provincial Trio Task Team after they allegedly robbed a victim of a Rolex watch and ring in Germiston‚" the SAPS said.
Officers tracked them towards the Fourways area along William Nicol Drive‚ where they arrested the suspects‚ said the SAPS.
#BuyaMthetho— AsktheChiefJMPD (@AsktheChiefJMPD) September 15, 2018
4x suspects arrested on William Nicol by @JMPDSafety Freeway officers and SAPS
The suspects were planning to rob a vehicle that they were following
4 x unlicenced firearms,baraclavas and gloves recovered
This is an example of great team work 👏🌟#Crimemustfall pic.twitter.com/04hbd2VEP9
The JMPD added that four unlicenced firearms‚ baraclavas and gloves were recovered.
So-called “Rolex gangs” are notorious for following their victims and robbing them of expensive watches and jewellery. Last month‚ two men were robbed of their expensive Rolex watches outside a Sandton hotel. In June‚ three suspects were arrested after a shootout with police in Johannesburg.