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Business robbery suspects arrested

GQEBERHA - Commitment and dedication to protect our community and closing the gap for criminals to move freely resulted in the arrest of two suspects allegedly involved in a business robbery committed on Saturday, 11 June 2022.

It is alleged that on the said date at approximately 15:30, the complainant was at the back of his shop assisting his neighbour and as he returned to the shop he noticed two males in the store pretending to be customers. When the neighbour left the shop, the one suspect pulled out a firearm and demanded cash and the complainant’s cell phone. The one suspect removed an undisclosed amount of cash and took his cellphone. The complainant managed to press the panic button, the suspects ran out and attempted to flee in a yellow Toyota Tazz that was waiting for them. The complainant chased after the two suspects and before they could get into the getaway vehicle, he scuffled with them. During the scuffle the complainant manage to disarm the suspect however they managed to flee. The firearm was recovered on the scene.

A case of business robbery was opened.

Today at approximately 02:00, Gqeberha K9 Unit members received and followed up on information pertaining to the two suspects. The suspects aged, 25 and 46, were arrested at their homes in Chatty. Further investigation, led to the seizure of the motor vehicle that was used during the commission of the crime. The vehicle was impounded for further investigation. The firearm was sent to ballistics for analysis.

The two suspects were detained on charges of business robbery and will appear in the Gqeberha Magistrate’s Court during the week.

Source: South African Police Service

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