Business robbery: Guard robbed of firearm, patrons robbed, Northdale

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Business robbery: Guard robbed of firearm, patrons robbed, Northdale
Business robbery: Guard robbed of firearm, patrons robbed, Northdale

It is alleged on 21 June 2020 at 13:30, a group of armed men entered the business premises at on Failsworth Road in Northdale and robbed the security guard of his firearm.

They held the staff and the patrons at gunpoint demanding cash. They took an undisclosed amount of cash as well as eight cellphones of which some are from the patrons. The suspects fled the scene in their two getaway vehicles. Mountain Rise SAPS are investigating a case of business robbery.

A multi-disciplinary operation was conducted on the night of 29 June 2020, until the morning of 30 June 2020, at Mountain Rise and Maqongqo areas in Table Mountain.

A total of six suspects aged between 20 and 61 were swiftly placed under arrest at different areas. Two firearms which also include a shotgun that was robbed from a security guard was also found from the suspects.

A total of 14 rounds of ammunition was also seized from the suspects. Two vehicles suspected to be used as a getaway were also seized and impounded for further investigation. The suspects will be profiled to check if they are linked to other robbery cases reported in Mountain Rise and surrounding areas.

They will appear before the Pietermaritzburg Magistrates’ Court soon.

SAPS Newsroom

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