Three arrested after Mayfair robbery

2011-05-27 11:01

Three men had been arrested following the wounding of a policeman in a shooting during a robbery at a shop in Mayfair, Johannesburg, police said today.

“Police worked tirelessly during the night following up on information received through investigation,” said Captain Katlego Mogale.

“[During the search] police spotted the Nissan Sentra that had been described as one of the getaway vehicles with three occupants,” he said.

The suspects were searched and police found two unlicensed firearms.

The warrant officer, in his late 20s, was critically wounded in the robbery yesterday evening, but his condition had since stabilised, Mogale said.

An armed group had entered the shop and held customers and staff at gunpoint.

As they were fleeing, they saw patrolling police and started to shoot at them.

The three men arrested would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of armed robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms, said Mogale.

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