Three suspects aged between 22
and 35-years-old have been arrested for being involved in an armed robbery in
The suspects robbed a British
American Tobacco employee at gun point of cigarettes worth 350 000-Rand
and fled the scene.
The suspects will appear at
the Cape Town Magistrate Court on Monday on charges related to armed robbery
and possession of stolen goods.
Sergeant Hilton Malila said it
is believed that the suspects fled in a white Toyota and a ford bantam bakkie
in an unknown direction after the robbery.
Malila said no shots were
fired as police spotted the vehicle in Victoria road Woodstock and during the pursuit
the vehicle was stopped on the corners of Devon and Victoria road.
Malila said when police
approached the vehicle the suspects jumped out and ran down Devon’s street
apprehended during the chase.
Malila said during the
searching of the vehicle police recovered 150 cartons of cigarettes, police
also recovered the keys of the van on the scene where the suspects were
“We opened a case of armed
robbery for investigation purposes” Malila added.
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