Philippi cellular gang arrested

2017-01-26 06:01

Two suspects aged 23 and 26 were due to appear in Athlone Magistrate’s Court soon, on charges of business robbery and position of illegal firearm.

This comes after they robbed a cellular telephone shop at the Philippi Mall, on Tuesday afternoon.

Police attached to the Nyanga SAPS arrested the suspects minutes after they robbed the shop.

The police officers, who were returning from a tracing operation, had stopped at a red robot when they heard gunshots coming in the direction of the shopping centre.

They saw shoppers scattering in all directions, and four suspects, one of whom was armed, running away from the centre. They managed to arrest the armed robber and another accomplice.

The other two suspects are still at large.

It was later established that the four suspects had robbed several cellular telephones from the shop at the centre, however, a vigilant security guard had stopped the men in their tracks this time, they dropped the cellphones, fleeing from the scene.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 

Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.