Despatch police arrest man for perjury

2015-04-30 15:16

Detectives from SAPS Despatch have arrested a 55-year-old man last week on a charge of perjury.

The arrest follows an alleged armed robbery case that was reported to SAPS Despatch on Monday morning, 23 March 2015.

According to the statement made to the police by the 55-year old man who is working at a secondhand shop in the Main Road of Despatch, he was held at gunpoint in the shop and robbed of R10 000. The alleged perpetrators fled in a vehicle parked outside the shop.

“Upon investigation it was revealed that the shop was never robbed and the police arrested the 55-year-old suspect.

“The man appeared in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court last Friday on charges ranging from perjury to theft,” said police spokesperson W/O Gerda Swart.

Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Phillip Salukazana, praised the members of the police for their investigation skills and warned the public not to underestimate their abilities

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