A shop owner in Kariega chased after a fleeing robbery suspect and with the assistance of police successfully arrested him.
It is alleged that at about 06:45 on the morning of 3 September 2021, four suspects armed with knives entered a shop in Durban Street, Kariega and demanded cash.
A scuffle ensued between the shop owner and the suspects who later fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The owner chased after them on foot. A passing police vehicle noticed the owner chasing after the suspects and went to his assistance. A 40 year old suspect was arrested.
The suspect is detained on a charge of business robbery and will appear in the Kariega magistrate’s court on Monday 6 September 2021.
Any person who can assist police in tracing the outstanding suspects may contact SAPS Kariega detectives, Detective Constable Frederick Bosman at 078 196 6590.