Two in court over stolen jewellery

2014-07-01 00:00

TWO men appeared briefly in the magistrate’s court yesterday in connection with a R160 000 jewellery store robbery at Hayfields Mall last Thursday.

The accused, Thuthukani Danisa (27) and Sphesihle Mchunu (26) were not asked to plead to any charges.

The case was postponed until July 7 for a possible bail application.

According to the state’s charge sheet, the men are charged with holding up a staff member at Natal Wholesale Jewellers at gunpoint and making off with seven trays of jewellery collectively worth R160 000.

They are also charged with unlawful possession of a .38 special revolver and three live rounds of .38 ammunition.

The Witness reported that the robbers ran away after a customer walked in on the robbery in progress and started screaming.

The two suspects were arrested, allegedly whilst fleeing the scene.

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