Hitch-hiker’s robbers arrested

2011-10-24 00:00

POLICE have arrested two suspects in connection with the armed robbery of a hitch-hiker who was held up on the N2 freeway near Margate on October 18 and robbed of a bag of clothing.

KZN police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said the two men, Mduduzi Khumalo (28) and Senzo Mthwane (29), appeared in the magistrate’s court at Ramsgate on Friday and will appear again today.

Apart from robbery with aggravating circumstanes they also face charges of possession of 1,853 kilograms of dagga and a 9mm pistol which was allegedly the weapon used to perpetrate the robbery. Police recovered the dagga and firearm when the suspects were arrested at the Masinage informal settlement outside Margate on October 20. They are still searching for a third man involved in the robbery.

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