Man held for Eastern Cape robbery

2015-03-21 13:00


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Johannesburg - A man alleged to have been part of a gang that robbed a Boxer shop in Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, has been arrested, police said on Saturday.

The man and five others entered the store at around 19:00 on Friday night and demanded money at gunpoint, said spokesperson Mzukisi Fatyela.

"They fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money," Fatyela said.

Police gave chase and the suspects opened fire.

One of the men was arrested as he attempted to flee.

"Two firearms and all the stolen money was recovered on the scene," said Fatyela.

More arrests were imminent, he said.

The man in custody was expected to appear in the Tsolo Magistrate's Court soon.


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