Amaphela are used in robberies

2017-04-20 06:01

Nyanga police have arrested three suspects driving an Avanza vehicle following an armed robbery in Samora Machel.

According to police the culpirits were nabbed in possession of an illegal firearm. “The suspects were arrested while they were driving a Toyota Avanza which had allegedly been used during a robbery, in which a cell phone was stolen from the victim in Samora Machel.

Police on patrol were stopped by the victim to report that his cellphone was robbed by armed men.

Fortunately a passer-by who saw the suspects jumping into the Avanza informed the police about the colour and registration number of the vehicle,” said Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi.

She said that a vehicle fitting the description of the wanted car was spotted in Crossroads and was stopped.

“They pulled over the vehicle and found the occupants in possession of an illegal firearm and six rounds of ammunition. All three were apprehended, two suspects aged 21 and 26 will face charges of armed robbery and the third one, a 22 year old will face both charges of armed robbery and possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition,” said Sitshitshi.

She added that in a separate incident another suspect was also arrested in the early hours of Sunday in possession of an illegal firearm in Vlei Squatter Camp in Philippi. “Members were on patrol in the area when they noticed three suspicious looking men standing behind a toilet who started running in different directions when the saw the police,” she said.

One suspect allegedly drew a gun but was nabbed nonetheless.

“The members managed to apprehend the suspect with the firearm with its serial number filed off,” she added.

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