Cathcart armed robbery foiled, 2 arrested

South African Police Service

Cathcart armed robbery foiled, 2 arrested
Cathcart armed robbery foiled, 2 arrested

On the night of 6 December 2022, police foiled armed robbery and arrested two suspects aged 36 and 46 years at Griffiths Street, Queenstown

Crime intelligence driven operation with Queenstown K9, Flying Squad members led Police to arrest two suspects and recovered three firearms and magazines with ammunition.

According to the information the two suspects were going to commit armed robbery in one of the business place at Cathcart.

Police followed the information they received and spotted the VW Polo with two occupants and stopped it. Upon searching the vehicle they recovered three unlicensed firearms with two magazines and ammunition.

The three unlicensed firearms, the vehicle, a grey VW Polo, were confiscated by Police.

The duo was immediately arrested and will appear at Queenstown Magistrate Court 8 December 2022.

The Chris Hani District Commissioner Major General Rudolph Adolph commended the members on the ground for foiling armed robbery and in ensuring that firearms are confiscated and brought the perpetrators to justice.

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service