Five arrested for business robberies

2018-04-12 06:03


MARGATE police arrested five men, aged between 20 and 22, for business robberies in the Gcilima area last week.

The arrests were made in connection with investigations of business robberies in the Okhushwini Ward and Qombe Ward during March.

One of the men arrested in the KwaNzimakwe area was also found in possession of an unlicensed 9mm Star Pistol with two rounds of ammunition.

Margate SAPS spokesperson Captain Gerald Mfeka said that four cellphones allegedly taken during the robberies were recovered from the arrests.

“Margate officers including, Detective Warrant Officer Michael Welsh ,Detective Sergeants Michelle van Niekerk, Thandeyakhe Wellington Gumede, Senzo Mlambo, Zolile Sibisi, Bonginkosi Leonard Mbhele and Detective Constable Sandile Xolowere worked around the clock searching for suspects involved in business robberies which took place in the Okhushwini and Qombe Ward in Gcilima during March,” said Mfeka.

“The information received by the police led them to make arrests in the KwaNzimakwe Location and Gcilima Location last Thursday,” said Mfeka. All those arrested are being detained in police custody.

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