5 Armed robbery suspects arrested, Cape Town

South African Police Service

5 Armed robbery suspects arrested, Cape Town
5 Armed robbery suspects arrested, Cape Town

The partnership between the South African Police Service and our communities led to the arrest of five suspects between the ages of 17 and 24 after police received information regarding an armed robbery which occurred in the early hours of Friday morning 12 November 2021.

The victim was robbed of his firearm, laptop computer and cellular phone when he went to Browns Farm regarding an advertisement he saw on social media. Thanks to the tip off by the members of the community a 9mm pistol and laptop were recovered.

Furthermore a suspect was arrested for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Kathleen Close Manenberg during Crime Prevention operations.

The suspect was arrested with a 9mm pistol.

In an unrelated matter members of Elsies River police arrested a 20 year old suspect for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in Kroondal court Elsies River on 13 November 2021. The members were busy with patrols when they spotted the suspicious looking male who tried to get away when he saw the police approaching.

The suspect was searched and found in possession of a 9mm pistol with ammunition.

Once charged the suspect will make respective court appearances in Bishop Lavis and Athlone Magistrates courts on Monday 15 November 2021 on the mentioned charges.

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