Friday, August 29, 2008

Attempted armed robbery in Delft

BY Mishkah Anthony
29 August 2008

Yesterday afternoon at about 12:20am three men attempted to rob a cash vehicle at a garage in Main Road, Delft.

The security vehicle stopped at the garage to collect money. Three armed men approached the vehicle from different directions and allegedly took an firearm from one of the guards.

Several shots were fired by the suspects, which prompted one of the guards to retaliate by returning fire.

The suspects then fled the scene in a cream Honda Ballade, that was parked nearby.

Police Captain Joe Wilson reported that, nobody was injured during the incident and no money was taken.

“Shortly after the incident the suspects abandoned the Honda Ballade in Delft-South and allegedly hi-jacked another vehicle, a white Toyota bakkie The vehicle was also found abandoned in Delft-South.”

Five people, aged between 18 and 32 years, were taken in for questioning near the R300 in Delft South in connection with the incident.

Police have opened a case of Armed Robbery and Hi-jacking for investigation.

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