Eastern Cape street vendor held up with toy gun

2015-07-01 14:03


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Cape Town - A street vendor who was held up with a toy gun in Butterworth is bound to be relieved after his stolen goods were recovered and two men were arrested.

The man had bought clothes to sell and was getting off a bus on Tuesday morning when the pair allegedly held him up with the toy gun, said Eastern Cape police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha.

He said they snatched the clothing, valued at around R4 000, before fleeing.

The vendor saw a patrolling police van and told officers he had been robbed.

Two men, aged 21 and 22, were arrested shortly after.

“It is possible that the two suspects may be linked to other robberies that have been reported around Butterworth.”

They were expected to appear in court on Thursday.

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