Taxi robbers found

2016-12-13 06:01
This firearm’s make is unknown as the serial numbers have been filled off. It was found in a car police searched last week.

This firearm’s make is unknown as the serial numbers have been filled off. It was found in a car police searched last week.

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Three men were arrested soon after they allegedly robbed taxi passengers.

Officers of the Cape Town Central tactical response team were performing crime prevention duties in Lonian Street, Rocklands last Monday at noon when they stopped and searched a suspicious car and found a firearm and five live rounds.

Three men in the car, aged 38, 43 and 45 years, were arrested and face charges of possession of an unlicenced firearm and ammunition, tampering with a firearm, armed robbery and possession of stolen property.

It is believed they are linked to an armed robbery earlier the same day in which two men got into a taxi and robbed all the passengers at gun point.

The robbers made off with cellphones and cash.

All of the stolen property was recovered.

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