Three armed robbers arrested after manhunt

2018-05-24 06:01

TWO suspects appeared in the Uitenhage Magistrates Court and one in the Kwanobuhle Magistrate’s Court on Monday, following their alleged involvement in business robberies in the Uitenhage area.

Members from the Uitenhage Operational Command Centre’s Trio Task Team and VISPOL members followed up on various leads and arrested the three suspects in three different business robbery cases.

Detectives remain committed to ensure that investigations into trio crimes within the Uitenhage Cluster receive the maximum attention.

“The suspects, aged 25, 35 and 39 were linked to three different business robberies in the Uitenhage area” said police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart.

The police have launched a manhunt after armed suspects robbed a business in Mabandla Street, KwaNobuhle and fled with various items. One suspect, Lubabalo Menziwa (39) was arrested in connection with this robbery.

In the second incident a cellphone business was robbed in a shopping centre in the CBD of Uitenhage.

“It is alleged that the armed suspects entered the shop, threatened the employees with firearms and demanded the stock from the store. The suspects fled from the scene with several cellphones,” said Captain Swart.

Nomwabisi Funde (35) was arrested for the robbery. A third suspect, Nikelo Gaxela (25) was arrested on a warrant of arrest and he was also charged on a case of business robbery.

“No property or firearms were recovered as yet, but investigations are continuing,” said Captain Swart. – REPORTER


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.