Evidence links arrested suspects to five OR Tambo 'airport-following' robberies

There’s been a breakthrough in the so-called 'follow home' airport robberies in Gauteng.

The national investigation unit received a tip off on Sunday night about a group of men targeting travellers from OR Tambo International Airport.

Officers spotted the men on the N3 highway travelling in a stolen car and a shootout followed.

One suspect was shot dead and two others arrested, the police's Vishnu Naidoo explains.

Naidoo says evidence can link the suspects to at least five other robberies so far.

The suspects were travelling in a white Mercedes Benz ML.

He says at least seven OR Tambo airport victims on Monday confirmed being targeted by robbers in the same vehicle.

The intelligence report that we got indicated that these are suspects that are known to be following people from the airport.

Brigadier Vish Naidoo, National Police Spokesperson 

Some victims closely described the suspects and they fit the description. We are on the right track.

Brigadier Vish Naidoo, National Police Spokesperson 

We can possibly linked them to at least five cases of robbery so far.

Brigadier Vish Naidoo, National Police Spokesperson 

The vehicle they were driving was taken in a hijacking in October this year.

Brigadier Vish Naidoo, National Police Spokesperson 

He says that there is no evidence to suggest that there is a bigger crime syndicate involved.

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