Swift police action led to an arrest of robbers

Swift police action led to an arrest of robbers
Swift police action led to an arrest of robbers. Image source: Pixabay

Quick response by members attached to District Task Team led to an arrest of three suspects aged between 34 and 52 years in Mthatha for armed robbery in a business place and possession of suspected stolen property

In the early hours on Friday, 19 January 2024 it is alleged that five unknown males entered into a business place and forced the security guard at gunpoint to close the shop’s door. They then took the generator and loaded it in a gateway vehicle that was parked outside.

The arrest follows after police members were alerted about a complaint of armed robbery and they patrolled the CBD in a lookout for the described vehicle. On Eagle Street they spotted the vehicle with only one occupant whom on investigation took them to a house in Ntilini locality, Sibangweni A/A where the generator was hidden.

Thorough investigation guided police to a house where they arrested other suspects who were involved in the robbery. The other two suspects are still at large and Police are still tracing them. The vehicle (Nissan X-Trail) that was used in commission of crime was confiscated by police

The trio is due to appear Mthatha Magistrate court on Monday, 22 January 2024.

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