6 Kruisrivier business robbery suspects arrested

South African Police Service

6 Kruisrivier business robbery suspects arrested
6 Kruisrivier business robbery suspects arrested

Excellent teamwork between SAPS Uitenhage Crime Prevention Unit and Despatch resulted in the arrest of six business robbery suspects and the recovery of most of the stolen goods during the early hours of 19 September 2021.

It is alleged that at about 01:20, five armed men broke into a business premises in Bell Street in Kruisrivier in Kariega and held the owner and his employee at gunpoint and with knives.

The complainant also sleeps on the premises. Cash, three TV sets, two cellphones, a laptop and other personal belongings of both men were taken. They were tied up with telephone and computer cords.

At about 04:30, a SAPS Uitenhage CPU member spotted a suspicious motor vehicle (BMW 116i) at a garage in Caledon Street. The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle that was spotted near businesses earlier in the week.

The vehicle was followed and with the assistance of SAPS Despatch, the vehicle was stopped on the R75. It was searched and belongings of the complainant and the witness were found. Their personal belongings, the laptop, cellphones and some of the cash were recovered. The BMW was impounded for further investigation.

The six suspects aged between 36 and 43 years old were detained on a charge of business robbery.

They are expected to appear in Kariega Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 21 September 2021.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service