5 robbers arrested after tip-off

2012-09-11 07:48

Johannesburg - Five men were arrested when police were tipped off about a planned robbery in Soweto on Monday afternoon.

Eleven men arrived at a vehicle parts business in Meadowlands just before closing time at 17:00, allegedly intending to rob it, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

Police, who had been lying in wait, confronted them. Shots were fired, but nobody was hurt.

Six of the 11 escaped in a blue VW Polo and a white Mercedes Vito. The other five were arrested when police cornered their black Toyota Auris, which was reported stolen in Sandton in June.

Two 9mm pistols and two revolvers were confiscated.

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  • lownabester - 2012-09-11 08:09

    Nice cars, must have been stolen too. Pity they got away

  • Pete7930 - 2012-09-11 08:16

    Stop arresting, start shooting to kill !

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-09-11 09:48

      And ya'll criticized Cele for the stance. SMH

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-11 08:16

    There could be another tragic loss of innocent lives.,Felicitations SAPS for the swift and plausible action.And dont give those parasites bail, let alone presidential remission in the future.Bravo once again 2 police.

  • mofstok - 2012-09-11 08:17

    Well done SAPS!

  • edna.errenrich - 2012-09-11 08:40

    Lying in wait but 6 escape? Keystone cops

      zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-09-11 08:56

      Shot were fired and not a single criminal hurt??? Competent cops

  • Hemlock - 2012-09-11 08:54

    Nice one SAPS.....keep it up!

  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-11 08:55

    big deal - they will be back on the streets within 72 hours out on bail and doing the same thing.

      piet.fourie.77 - 2012-09-11 10:29

      Agreed , they don't face big problems. This was just a minor incident !

  • carol.harvey.9406 - 2012-09-11 10:28

    Not good enough, the SAPS need to go for target practise ....

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