Three suspects allegedly linked to an armed house robbery in Dealesville, were arrested by the police on Tuesday, 23 November, for allegedly holding two people hostage.
A woman and her friend were attacked and robbed valuable items, cash and later drugged on scene.
It is reported the suspects later drove off with the woman still inside and abandoned it in Bloemspruit.
According to the information received, at about 00:00 , three unknown African men armed with firearms barged in the house.
“They demanded cash, documents of a white Polo Volkswagen. They were given cash but kept saying it was not enough. The following were also robbed laptop, four cellphones,” SAPS spokesperson captain Stephen Thakeng revealed.
“Then at gun point a 23-year-old victim was forced to go to the neighbours, who are the parents of her husband, they also robbed undisclosed amount of cash.
“Then the assistant manager of a grocery store and complainant were injected with unknown substance,” he said.
It is alleged three suspects took a white Polo Volkswagen belonging to the victim and forced her inside the boot and drove off with her.
“The vehicle was found abandoned at Bloemspruit in Bloemfontein. She was taken to the hospital and she was still confused as a result of been drugged,” Thakeng said.
A case of house robbery and kidnapping was registered and a manhunt was launched by Dealesville detective constable Xolane Ndavuza .
“Follow up was made and a 34-year-old man who is a traditional healer was also arrested on the 25 November 2021 at 21:40 at Dealesville after he tried to hide from the police,” he added.
Then the two additional suspects handed themselves over to Dealesville Police on Friday, 26 November at 12:32.
The three suspects are facing house robbery and kidnapping charges, and will appear before the Dealesville Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 30 November.