Armed business robbers arrested, Uitenhage

South African Police Service

Armed business robbers arrested, Uitenhage
Armed business robbers arrested, Uitenhage

A crime intelligence driven operation made a breakthrough on robberies of cellphone shops in the Nelson Mandela Bay.

On Thursday, 29 March 2018 just before midnight, police in possession of a search warrant raided a house in Dwangu Street, KwaNobuhle, after receiving information that stolen items were hidden in the premises. At the scene, police seized eleven new cellphones and three firearms of which two were toy guns.

The firearms were found stashed in the bedroom. Police impounded a red Toyota Corolla for further investigation and also nabbed the three men that were in the house.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspects are linked to a business robbery incident of a cell phone shop in Market Street, Uitenhage on Wednesday, 28 March 2018, where an undisclosed number of cellphones were stolen.

The three men aged between 24 and 40 will appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 3 April 2018 on charges ranging from business robbery to possession of unlicensed firearm. The suspects are also linked to a robbery of another cellphone shop in Port Elizabeth last week.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service