Man arrested for armed robbery in Kuilsriver

Man arrested for armed robbery in Kuilsriver
Kuilsrivier robbery.

A suspect was detained and arrested in Van Rhiebeeck Street, Kuilsriver for robbing a pedestrian with a firearm.

Armed Response officer Gordon was patrolling in Van Rhiebeeck Street, Kuilsriver at 02H11 when a member of the public approached him.

The man informed the officer that he was stopped and robbed of his laptop bag moments earlier when a suspect pointed a firearm at him.

Officer Gordon informed Bassett Central and asked for SAPS assistance. It was not long before the officer found the suspect matching the description he was given.

The suspect saw the Armed Response vehicle and started to run away. SAPS members arrived and assisted to chase the suspect.

Officer Gordon managed to stop the suspect though and detained him. The officer also noticed the suspect throw something to the side of the road as he was running.

SAPS members took the suspect back to where he had thrown something. It turned out to be a CO2 firearm replica. SAPS members arrested the suspect and took him away for further investigation.

Source: Bassett Alarms

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