‘Wedding robbers’ arrested

2013-01-16 11:30

Three men who allegedly disguised themselves in wedding dresses and wigs to rob a supermarket will apply for bail in the Welkom Magistrates’ Court this week.

The faces of the three robbers, dubbed the “Wedding dress robbers”, were recognised on security videos and they were arrested about a week ago, the Volksblad newspaper reported today.

The report said a group of six robbers armed with knives entered a supermarket in Putswastene village in Thabong, and threatened the patrons last week. An amount of money and other articles were taken.

The newspaper reports that three of the men were dressed in wedding dresses, wigs and head cloth in an apparent attempt to make them look like Muslim women rather than brides.

Video footage showed one of the robbers battling with his dress and tripping at least twice while stepping on the dress edge.

The same robber, unlike his partners, also had difficulty in jumping the fence with his dress after the robbery.

Police were looking for three accomplices in the robbery.

The arrested three would apply for bail tomorrow, the report said.

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