Monday, July 08, 2024

Four suspects arrested after robbing PEP Stores in Gatesville

Maitland police arrested four suspects in Khayelitsha after they were allegedly linked to an armed robbery that took place on Sunday at PEP stores in Gatesville.

‘’Members of Maitland Flying Squad received information about a vehicle suspected to have been used in an armed robbery that took place the same day at a clothing retail store in Gatesville. At around 14:00 members spotted the vehicle in Khayelitsha, approaching from the opposite direction. They turned around to pull the vehicle over. One of the suspect’s that was inside the vehicle pointed the members with a firearm upon which the members fired shots towards him, wounding him in his right shoulder,’’ said Captain FC van Wyk, Western Cape police spokesperson.

Picture by: SAPS

The suspects face charges of armed robbery, pointing of firearm, possession of imitation firearm and possession of stolen property and cash.

The suspects will appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ court, once charged.

Done by: Sihle Jezile

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