Man held for Johannesburg armed robbery

2013-03-27 20:37
Johannesburg - A man was arrested for armed robbery in Denver, Johannesburg, on Wednesday, within minutes of the crime being committed, metro police said.

Police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said metro police were recovering a hijacked Nissan van in Main Reef Road, Denver, when the owner of a local scrapyard stopped at the scene.

The man said he had just been robbed of an undisclosed amount of money by a group of armed men, who fled in a Toyota Quantum.

He pointed the metro police in the robbers' direction and after a chase, a car fitting the description was found.

Around 12 of the alleged robbers ran away, but the driver was arrested.

He would appear in Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

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