N West business robbery foiled

2014-11-01 12:07
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Johannesburg - North West police said on Saturday that a 26-year-old had been arrested for allegedly trying to rob a cash-loan business at the Marikana shopping complex.

The man, part of a gang of four, was arrested after police received a tip-off, said police spokesperson Pelonomi Makau.

The gang apparently intended to rob the cash-loan business.

She said: "On arrival, police managed to arrest a suspect and the three others fled the area in a beige Toyota Yaris."

"The [information on the] vehicle was circulated and it was discovered that it was stolen in Gauteng."

The man was allegedly found in possession of a firearm and five rounds of live ammunition.

Preliminary investigations revealed the four were from Letlhabile and Ga-Rankuwa.

The man was expected to appear in the Marikana Periodical Court on Monday.

Anyone with information on the other three gang members was urged to contact police in Marikana.

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