On 27 July 2022 at 19:40, Mountain Rise police responded to a business robbery that took place at a tuck shop in Cinderella Park, Eastwood.
Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered that four men arrived in a vehicle at the premises and threated the victim with a firearm. They allegedly stole cash, cigarettes, airtime vouchers and other items before fleeing the scene.
Armed with information on the suspects, police immediately alerted all units and neighbouring police stations.
Police officers traced the suspect’s vehicle to Unit 2; Imbali where they arrested two suspects aged 27 and 30. One of the suspects was found in unlawful possession of a pistol with 20 rounds of ammunition.
Police also recovered some of the stolen property from the suspects.
Investigation revealed that the recovered firearm was involved in a case of murder reported on 28 June 2022 where a 40-year-old man was shot and killed while at France in Pietermaritzburg.
A case of murder is under investigation at Alexandra Road SAPS.
Both suspects will appear before the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on 29 July 2022 on charges of business robbery as well as unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition.