Amersfoort - Police in Amersfoort have arrested four suspected house robbers aged between 33 and 20 after their car crashed on a remote farm road, Mpumalanga police said on Sunday.
The arrests followed a report received by police about a silver grey sedan car that had overturned on the Kaalkoen farm road, police said in a statement.
When police officers arrived at the scene they recovered four firearms and ammunition, four laptops, and nine cellphones from the car.
"They then became suspicious and started searching around the area with the help of the farmers. It was during the search when the four suspects were found hiding in the bushes and were arrested.
"While the police were still puzzled about the recovery of the loot as well as the arrest of the suspects, news broke that there was a 55-year-old man who was robbed at his farm in Uitgezocht. It became evident that the suspects had something to do with the robbery hence they are currently standing accused of it.
"The police are currently in the process of widening the scope of their investigation with a view to look into possibilities of involvement in other criminal activities committed elsewhere by the suspects," the statement said.