Seven suspects behind bars

2017-06-15 06:02
Suspects arrested after a robbery at a local butchery in Philippi.

Suspects arrested after a robbery at a local butchery in Philippi.

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Seven more suspects were arrested after the robbery of the Striker Butchery in Philippi East.

The men were apprehended in the early hours of Friday morning after investigative work, says SAPS.

“Their accomplice, a 19 year old young man was arrested minutes after the robbery had occurred. Quick response by members of the Stabilization Unit affected the arrest on Monday.

Currently the suspects are positively linked to ten cases of business robberies which were reported in Philippi Plaza,” said spokesperson Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitsho.

She said that there was a possibility that the eight suspects can also be linked to other several business robbery cases which had been reported in the Philippi East Business area.

“The suspects aged between 17 and 18 are expected to appear in Athlone Magistrate Court.

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