Safe-cracking suspects linked to robberies

2012-11-09 00:00

TWO Mtubatuba men suspected to be the masterminds behind a number of business robberies in the area were arrested yesterday.

The men are both aged 25.

One of the suspects was found hiding in the town’s Nando’s restaurant at 2 am, while the second suspect, an employee of the restaurant, was found outside the premises.

Mtubatuba SA Police Service spokesperson Lieutenant Mandla Mpontshane said the police had been investigating robberies of businesses in the area since July.

“This was the second time Nando’s had been robbed this year.

“In July, the thieves cut open the safe the same way they cut the safe at the Jet store in Mtubatuba,” he said.

Mpontshane said a similar robbery took place at the post office in October, and a large sum of money was stolen.

“We are investigating whether the arrested suspects are linked to these other cases,” he added.

The two are expected to appear in the Mtubatuba Magistrate’s Court today.

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