Cape Town man arrested for armed robbery

2012-09-17 18:08


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Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for business robbery in Woodstock, Cape Town police said on Monday.

Captain FC Van Wyk said five armed men entered the premises of a business in Woodstock and demanded money from the owner and staff on Friday.

"The suspects took the workers to the back of the premises and forced them to open one of the safes," Van Wyk said.

They forced workers to take out a substantial amount of money, two cellphones, and a laptop. The robbers also stole a white Toyota stallion LDV.

They made their getaway in a white Honda Ballade, which was later seen by security guards on the corners of Drake and Anson streets, in Observatory.

The three men in the vehicle ran away when they saw the security officers, but one of them was arrested.

It was later established that the car was stolen in the Goodwood area earlier this month. The stolen Toyota Stallion LDV was later recovered abandoned in the Langa area.

Van Wyk said the 35-year-old man arrested would appear in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of armed robbery and possession of suspected stolen property.

The other men had not yet been arrested.

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