Klerksdorp garage robbery foiled

2011-01-19 18:07

Johannesburg - Klerksdorp police foiled an apparent robbery at a filling station shop in the North West town, a police spokesperson said on Wednesday.

A stakeout by colleagues in the Hawks specialist unit on Tuesday afternoon paid off when five men arrived in a Toyota Corolla at around 20:30, Lieutenant Colonel Lesego Metsi explained.

"The five suspects arrived unaware of the police's presence at the petrol filling station and at about 20:30 just before the suspects pounced into the kiosk, the police pounced on them," said Metsi.

The five aged between 22 and 35 years were arrested on charges of attempted business robbery and the illegal possession of a firearm.

They are due to appear in the town's magistrate's court on Thursday.

  • themantshepo - 2011-01-19 18:16

    Once again our new police force recruits are showing how good they really are, the best this country has seen in fact. Not many people can do what we do. This is proof that we are getting on top of crime. Well done! You too deserve praise!

  • Tlnb - 2011-01-19 18:52

    Yes they are doing a great job but what they are doing to the reservists is not right thay are a group who risks there lives for no payment only to serve our counrty now that are treated like 2nd class officers who cannot be trusted must have different uniforms and a whole lot of other things i see alot of the guys calling it a day. VERY SAD FOR ALL OF US.

  • corro51 - 2011-01-19 19:16

    5 up in a Corolla. Must have been a bit squashed.

  • Doug - 2011-01-19 20:56

    Well done to the officers.

  • samson.mathye - 2012-11-12 17:02

    south afrcans must be alert at all times crime can strike at any time in differnt places but THE SAPS are on 110% alert than the robbers. i want congratulate the police for their high actions on crime. indeed cruel crimes have gone down.

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