Man held for Cape Town iStore robbery

2014-10-10 11:13
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Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for an armed robbery at the iStore in Canal Walk, Cape Town, police said on Friday.

The 33-year-old was apprehended at a residence in Strand on Thursday, Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said.

"It is suspected that the suspect formed part of a group of men who robbed the business [on Wednesday] of a number of cellular phones and other electronic devices," he said.

"We are hot on the heels of the other suspects and the possibility of more arrests is not ruled out."

The robbers made off with iPhones and iPads worth an estimated R1m, Fin24 reported on Thursday.

The thieves struck the iStore before the mall closed on Wednesday night.

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