Businessman (73) robbed by armed gang, one arrested, Jan Kempdorp

South African Police Service

Businessman (73) robbed by armed gang, one arrested, Jan Kempdorp
Businessman (73) robbed by armed gang, one arrested, Jan Kempdorp. Photo: SAPS

On Saturday, 8 September 2018 at about 11:00 the Kimberley SAPS Visible Policing unit with the assistance of Kimberley SAPS Detectives, SAPS Crime Intelligence and Tactical Response(TRT) Unit received a lookout for a blue BMW that was allegedly involved in an armed robbery in Jan Kempdorp, earlier that morning.

The vehicle was spotted on the R31, close to the Kalahari Lodge with only the male driver inside. Police searched the vehicle and found an alleged licensed firearm and some cash inside. The vehicle was found to be stolen in Honey Dew, Pretoria during November 2017.

The 31 year old male suspect was arrested for his alleged involvement in the armed robbery where a businessman was robbed of a substantial amount of money in the Jan Kempdorp CBD. It is alleged that the 73 year old business man and his employee were on their way to bank the cash in his Nissan Navarra, when they were approached by three men with firearms.

The men allegedly fired several shots and fled with the money in the blue BMW, that was later found in Kimberley. The three other male suspects are still at large with the cash. Police charged the 31 year old suspect with armed robbery, attempted murder and possession of a suspected stolen vehicle.

Anyone with information can call D/Const Stefaans Mangate on 060 963 6397. The suspect is from Soshanguve, Pretoria and should appear in the Kimberley Magistrates’ Court soon.

The investigation continues.

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