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3 blue light robbers held

2012-08-21 18:45

Johannesburg - Three suspected Heidelberg blue light robbers were arrested on Tuesday, police said.

"It is believed that the suspects may have been involved in a spate of robberies posing as [police] using a blue light," said Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.

The men, aged between 25 and 30, robbed a Heidelberg businessman at gunpoint on Monday night.

They took an undisclosed amount of money, cigarettes, airtime and cellphones from his shop and fled the scene in an Opel Corsa bakkie.

The vehicle was reported hijacked in Villiers, in the Free State, last month. Police, acting on a tip-off, arrested them in Ratanda.

They found a blue light, two .38 Special revolvers, a 9mm Norinco pistol, false vehicle number plates and items stolen from the shop.

The three would appear in the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of robbery, and possession of a suspected stolen vehicle and unlicensed firearms.