Schweizer-Reneke business robbery, shootout, police arrest five

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Schweizer-Reneke business robbery, shootout, police arrest five
Schweizer-Reneke business robbery, shootout, police arrest five

Through our continuous efforts in addressing illegal proliferation of firearms and trio crimes, police in Wolmaransstad arrested five suspects aged between 34 and 54 for illegal possession of firearms and business robbery.

The suspects’ arrest came after the police followed up on information about a business robbery that was committed in Schweizer-Reneke at about 17:20 on Thursday 7 February 2019, by unknown suspects driving a silver Mercedes Benz. The suspects who were traced and found close to the railway line, sped off upon seeing the police.

With the police hot on their heels, the suspects abandoned their vehicle along the Ottosdal road and fled on foot. The suspects were eventually arrested with the assistance of members of the community and security officials, after they exchanged fire with the police.

During the arrest, the police confiscated three firearms.

The suspects appeared in the Wolmaransstad Magistrate’s Court on Friday 8 February 2019, and will remain in custody until their next court appearance on Friday, 15 February 2018.

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