3 held for Pretoria armed robbery

2013-05-13 19:05
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Johannesburg - Three men were arrested on Monday after they allegedly robbed a branch of Debonairs Pizza in Hatfield, Pretoria, at gunpoint, police said.

Around 08:00 on Monday, Hatfield security guards confronted two men, who were leaving the fast food outlet after noticing a suspicious vehicle parked near the entrance, police spokesperson Colette Weilbach said.

The men pointed firearms at the guards and shot at them as they fled the area on foot.

Soon after, the men were arrested in Burnette Street and Jan Shoba Road, respectively.

It was later discovered that the men allegedly tied up the Debonairs manager and locked him in an office during an armed robbery.

Two firearms were recovered and the men's car, a green Volkswagen Golf, was confiscated.

"An amount of cash that was hidden in one of the suspects' underpants as well as other suspected stolen items were also recovered," Weilbach said.

A third man, believed to be linked to the robbery, was arrested later on Monday.

The suspects, aged 31, 33, and 37, would appear in court soon.

Brooklyn police station commander Brigadier Andre Wiese commended the Hatfield security guards for their role in the arrests.

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