Man arrested for tavern robbery

2014-01-06 09:38

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Port Elizabeth - A man was arrested in connection with a robbery at a tavern in Motherwell, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.

Four men armed with guns allegedly robbed tavern patrons of cellphones, wallets and jewellery on Saturday.

An undisclosed amount of cash and liquor were also stolen from the tavern, said police spokesperson Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu.

"That same night Swartkops police were holding a roadblock at Wells Estate when a Mazda 323 did not stop at the roadblock," Gwavu said.

"A chase ensued and the car, driven by a 25-year-old man, was stopped in Motherwell in Port Elizabeth."

Several firearms, bottles of liquor and cellphones were found inside the car.

The driver was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The investigation into the robbery continues.

The 25-year-old is expected to appear in the Motherwell Magistrate's Court soon.

- SAPA
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