Shopkeeper held at gunpoint, police arrest two, JHB

South African Police Service

Shopkeeper held at gunpoint, police arrest two, JHB
Shopkeeper held at gunpoint, police arrest two, JHB

At about 14:00 on 15 March 2018, 3 males one carrying a firearm entered a shop at the corner of Ellis and Bezuidenhout Street and demanded money from the shopkeeper at gunpoint while the other two were taking groceries.

The suspects fled the scene in a getaway vehicle. One of customers noticed the suspicious behavior of the men and flagged down a patrol van and reported the matter to the police officials who were doing crime prevention duties.

The police members gave chase to the suspects. Two of the suspects tried to flee but were apprehended. One firearm was recovered with 10 live ammunition, groceries and cash belonging to the victim were also recovered.

The suspects, aged between 30 and 38, will appear in Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court within 24 hours.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service