Security guards arrest Johannesburg business robbery suspect

South African Police Service

Security guards arrest Johannesburg business robbery suspect
Security guards arrest Johannesburg business robbery suspect

Police in conjunction with the security guards apprehended a 41-year-old male suspect for business robbery, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition at corner Jeppe and Kruis Street on 19 August 2021 at 16:30.

It is alleged that three suspects robbed retail shop Safe Price wholesale corner Kruis and Jeppe Street. They entered the shop pretending to be customers and two produced firearms.

They took an undisclosed amount of money from the tills and three cell phones before they fled the scene. The owner of the shop screamed for help and security guards gave chase.

One suspect was apprehended by the police and recovered an unlicensed firearm with live rounds from him. Firearm will be sent to ballistic testing to ascertain if it was used in the commission of other serious and violent crimes. Two suspects are still at large with the money and cellphones of the victims.

Investigation is underway and suspect will appear soon in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court.

Johannesburg Central Station Commander Brigadier Perumal commended good working relationship between the police and the security guards

SAPS Newsroom

SOURCESouth African Police Service