Robbers nabbed after following man home from bank

2015-04-09 21:16
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Johannesburg - Three men have been arrested for robbing a man of R42 000 of cash in Temba, Pretoria, on Thursday after following him home from the bank, Gauteng police said.

The 58-year-old was robbed outside his home around 13:00 after being followed from a bank in Hammanskraal where he had withdrawn the money, police spokesperson Kay Makhubela said.

"He went to withdraw R36 000 and he had R8 000 already in his possession. While he was withdrawing the cash, there was a man observing him.

"This man is part of a group that follows people who withdraw large amounts of money and robs them," Makhubela said.

When he parked his car at the gate outside his home, three men approached him demanding money. Two of them were armed.

"He did not see that he was being followed. The men took the cash and fled the scene in a silver Polo. He called a neighbour and they followed the car."

Along the way, in Mamelodi, the man and his neighbour spotted a police vehicle and told the police what had happened.

Police managed to chase the car down and stopped it.

"They recovered the man's cellphone, R21 000 and two unlicensed firearms. Makhubela found that the silver Polo was reported stolen in February in Yeovile, Johannesburg."

The trio, aged between 36 and 40, would appear in the Temba Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of armed robbery, possession of unlicensed firearms, stolen cellphone, cash and vehicle.

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