Four sought for shop robbery

2016-02-23 06:00
Lansdowne police found dagga with an estimated street value of R400 after executing a search warrant at a home in Kenwyn. A 28-year-old suspect was arrested.

Lansdowne police found dagga with an estimated street value of R400 after executing a search warrant at a home in Kenwyn. A 28-year-old suspect was arrested.

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Four suspects made off with about R6000 while robbing a business two weeks ago.

Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka, Lansdowne police spokesperson, says the robbery occurred at the Dairy Emporium in Highgrove Road, Lansdowne on Thursday 11 February at 14:30.

“Two unknown men held up a 42-year-old woman at gun point and made away with cash,” he says.

Another two suspects were standing outside while they robbed the store.

Mnyaka says the woman explained two men came into the shop pretending to be customers.

“They took a loaf of bread and cooldrink and put it on the counter, pretending to buy. Suddenly one took out a firearm and pointed it at her. He then went behind the counter, ordered her to kneel down and give them all the money from the tills,” Mnyaka says.

Mnyaka says the suspects fled the scene in a white Opel with no registration number.

The woman could not give a description of the suspects due to getting a fright, he says.

No shots were fired and no injuries were sustained, he confirms.

A case of business robbery was opened for investigation. No arrests have been made.

Drugs found in KenwynIn another incident, the Lansdowne crime prevention team found drugs at a home in Pinehurst Road, Kenwyn two weeks ago.

Mnyaka says Sergeant Michael Mrubata and Constable Howard Mathese were executing a search warrant at the house on Wednesday 10 February at 19:20.

“Dagga was found inside the cupboard in the bedroom.

“About 20g loose dagga was found in a blue plastic bag, and three bank plastic bags with dagga weighing 37g were found,” Mnyaka says.

The drugs found was estimated to have a street value of R400.

A 28-year-old foreign national was arrested.

He faces a charge of possession of dagga.

The suspect was due to appear in Wynberg Magistrates’ Court.

Colonel Herman Seals, Lansdowne police station commander, is appealing to all residents to be the eyes and ears of the police, urging them to participate in policing activities aiming to clamp down on crime.

V Anyone with information is urged to contact the Lansdowne detectives on 021 700 9000 or 082 576 2804. Anonymity for information given is guaranteed.

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