Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Suspects arrested for armed robbery

By Mandisi Tyulu
19 November 2008

Today this morning at about 08:00 members of the police were dispatched to an armed robbery crime scene at NY 8 in Guguletu.

“When approaching the scene a delivery truck was stationery and three males jumped out with a parcel.”

Captain Elliot Sinyangana says the three males saw the police and started firing gunshots to the police as a result police returned fire in self defence.

‘’They took some wide strides as police were attempting to arrest them.’ We arrested these three alleged suspects and one of them sustained a bullet wound during the exchange of fire.”

An ambulance service was arranged and the other two were attended, the third suspect was taken to the nearest hospital for medical attention, says Sinyangana

“An undisclosed amount of cash was confiscated and handed over as exhibit for further investigation.”

Sinyangana says one fire arm pistol was found from one of the suspects with serial number filed off. An armed robbery case has been registered and the investigation continues.

They will appear on Friday, 21st November 2008 at Athlone Magistrate court.


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