Business robbery suspect to reappear in court

Business robbery suspect to reappear in court
Business robbery suspect to reappear in court. Image source: Pixabay

Naledi Ingwane (28), Johannes Selwane (54), Raymond Mokgobatlou (54), and Aron Matlala (56), are expected to reappear in the Coligny Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 3 April, 2024, for business robbery.

The accused’s court appearance follows an incident in which armed men allegedly robbed a retail shop in Coligny after pointing staff members with firearms on Sunday, 25 February 2024. They took cash, cell phones worth R300 000.00 and other valuables such as laptop and fled the scene driving in a Toyota Quantum vehicle. The suspects were arrested along the R104 road on Sunday, 18 March 2024, by Marikana Police who were conducting routine patrols. That’s after the police spotted a suspicious Toyota Quantum, which was driving from Rustenburg to Pretoria direction and stopped it for a search. During the search, firearms and different registration number plates were found in the vehicle, which was circulated and positively linked to the Coligny business robbery. The suspects were arrested and charged for business robbery and unlawful possession of firearms. They appeared before Coligny Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 25 March 2024, and the matter was postponed until Wednesday, 3 April 2024, for formal bail application.

The Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, applauded Marikana and Coligny police for their cooperation in ensuring the apprehension of the accused and subsequent linkage to the business robbery.

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