Quick response leads to arrest of business robbery suspect

South African Police Service

0
Quick response leads to arrest of business robbery suspect
Quick response leads to arrest of business robbery suspect

Concerted efforts to fight the proliferation of illegal firearms and the capability to effectively address trio crimes in the Uitenhage Cluster paid off on Wednesday, 10 October 2018, when alert police officers responded immediately to a robbery at a business at about 14:45 this afternoon, in Cuyler Street, Uitenhage.

It is alleged that the owner was busy inside his shop in Cuyler Street, Uitenhage, when two unknown men entered the shop, of which one was armed with a firearm. Another male suspect remained standing in the doorway. The suspects threatened the owner with the firearm and took cigarettes, toiletries and airtime. The suspects then fled on foot from the scene.

The owner immediately made alarm and SAPS members in the vicinity acted promptly and arrested one suspect successfully and confiscated the firearm that was allegedly used during the robbery. The other two suspects managed to evade arrest, but detectives from SAPS Uitenhage are following up on all possible leads and the arrest of the outstanding suspects are imminent.

The 33 year old male suspect is due to appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 12 October 2018 on a charge of armed robbery.

It was later established that the firearm used was a gas pistol. Members also recovered some of the stolen property.

The Station Commander for Uitenhage, Brigadier Laurence Soekoe praised the police officers for their collaborative approach in combatting crime effectively in their community.

South Africa Today – South Africa News

Related Post

Suspect arrested with stolen firearm in King Willi... King William’s Town: Patrolling crime hotspot areas and following up on information in Gelvandale where shootings is rife resulted in the arrest of a ...
SAPS arrest 54 suspects in King Williams Town King Williams Town: Over the past weekend high police visibility patrols in the Central Business area and in other areas within the King William’s Tow...
Success in policing operations in East London Lady-Grey: From 2018-10-20 at 20:00 up until 2018-10-21 at 02:00 the members from Visible Policing supported by the local Community Policing Forum (CP...
Two arrested for theft in Vincent, East London Mdantsane Cluster: In our efforts to combat crime through proactive policing, our members have yet made another breakthrough when they swiftly arrest...
Disclaimer: The views of authors published on South Africa Today are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of South Africa Today. By viewing, visiting, using, or interacting with SouthAfricaToday.net, you are agreeing to all the provisions of the Terms of Use Policy and the Privacy Policy.