Saturday, May 30, 2009

Police arrest Phillipi armed robbery suspects

By Yamkela Xhaso
30 May

Cape Town police have arrested four suspected robbers and recovered six cash boxes during a robbery at a food store in Stock Road, Phillippi East.

Security guards were about to make a cash pick-up at the store, when six armed men overpowered and robbed them.

The suspects fled with the cash-boxes in a silver Ford Ranger which was later found abandoned.

The robbers then hijacked another vehicle and police gave chase. A shoot-out ensued and the suspects fled on foot between the informal houses.

Police followed up information and managed to trace four of the suspect to a house where they managed to change vehicles again. Police managed to apprehend the suspects on the N2 near Borches Quarry in Nyanga.

Captain Frederick Van Wyk says the arrested suspects will appear in the Phillipi Magistrates Court on Monday.

“The suspects face charges of Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery, Hijacking and Possession of unlicensed firearms”

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