Five arrested for Rustenburg clothing store robbery

South African Police

South African police. Photo South Africa Today.

On 17 May 2016, Phokeng K9 Unit members were on routine patrol when they received information that a business robbery was committed at one of the clothing stores in Rustenburg.

They then responded and spotted a car fitting the given description and chased it while requesting back-up.

The Brits Tactical Response Team (TRT), Hartebeesportdam K9 Unit and Public Order Police (POP) joined the chase.

It was during a chase that the suspects alighted from a Toyota Quantum and ran into bushes near Damonsville-Letlhabile at the Brits intersection. The suspects shot at the police who returned fire. Five suspects were arrested while one suspect managed to flee.

The police managed to confiscate three pistols from the suspects and recover items robbed from the store. Ir is suspected that the suspects are linked to another business robbery case in Letlhabile last week.

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