Monday, April 21, 2008

Six arrested after armed robbery in Grassy Park

By Celeste Ganga
21 April 2008

Six suspects were arrested on Saturday night after an armed robbery occurred at a food-outlet in Ottery Avenue in the Grassy Park area. According to police spokesperson Bernadine Steyn- it’s alleged that about ten armed men entered the premises, threatened the staff at gunpoint and ordered them to lay face down.

“They then robbed them of an undisclosed amount of cash taken from the cash registers and the safe in the backroom. A cellular phone was also taken from one of the staff members,” explains Steyn.

She adds that the suspects fled the scene in a white Ford Bantam bakkie. “No shots were fired and nobody (was) physically injured during the incident”.

“Metro Police members spotted the vehicle later in Mitchells Plain and continued to approach the suspects. There was an exchange of fire between the suspects and police. One of the suspects sustained a bullet wound to his foot. Six male suspects were arrested and an illegal firearm seized. The wounded suspect was medically treated and discharged from a nearby hospital,” says Steyn.

The six suspects are scheduled to appear in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on Tuesday.


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