Saturday, April 10, 2021

Seven suspects arrested for robbing Hout Bay retail store

Cape Town police arrested seven suspects on Thursday in connection  with an armed robbery at a retail store in Hout Bay.

‘’.. at 23:15, two armed suspects held guards at a shopping centre in Hout Bay at gunpoint, while five other suspects broke the glass doors of a retail chain store to gain entry.  The suspects broke the glass panels of the cabinets inside the shop and took bottles of perfume and men’s cologne and packed it in big bags.’’ Said the police’s FC van Wyk.

Three more suspects were apprehended after they attempted to flee the scene on foot and in a Quantum vehicle with fake number plates.

‘’A shootout ensued between the suspects and the security officers and another two suspects were apprehended by the security officers.  The members of SAPS K9 Unit was called, which led to another two arrests and the recovery of a firearm of which the serial number of the firearm was filed off and three rounds of ammunition.’’ Said van Wyk.

‘’House breaking implements, cellphones and stolen property that were recovered on the scene and the Quantum were handed in as evidence.’’ Added Captain FC van Wyk.

The seven suspects aged between 29 and 40 will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s court on Monday on charges of break-in of business premises, possession of prohibited firearm and possession of ammunition and pointing of firearm. 

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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