Trio held for armed robbery

2012-08-29 07:35

Johannesburg - Three men have been arrested on Wednesday for the armed robbery of a supermarket in Diepkloof, Gauteng police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said the police acted on a tip that led to the questioning and arrest of the supermarket's manager.

Police interrogated the manager, leading to the arrest of two other men, 30 and 33, in Dobsonville.
The three were arrested for an armed robbery that took place on Sunday.

"During the robbery, it is alleged that the suspects surprised the security guards as they came to pick up money. The security guards were held at gunpoint and one was robbed of his firearm before the suspects fled in a minibus," Mogale said.

Further questioning led police to a house in Zondi where they found seven unlicensed firearms. Three rifles - an AK-47, R5 and LM 5 - three 9mm pistols and a .357 Magnum.

Mogale said police were investigating to see whether they can link the confiscated firearms to other crimes committed in the Johannesburg area.

The three men will appear in court on charges of armed robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms.

  • buwaz - 2012-08-29 08:11

    Well done boys bt I'm sure u wil not make it to 3rd degree unless u first assault them,anyway destroy the fireams bcoz court is gona release them,I'm sure they will afford to hire a top notch lawyer as usually it wil b suspects release because of lack of enough evidence. That's Dept of justice for u

  • dave.j.colquhoun - 2012-08-29 08:41

    Great stuff Guys. I'm glad that these thugs are off the street. Now lock them up and throw the key away.

  • harold.parsons.37 - 2012-08-29 09:05

    At 0900h Channel ENCA claimed that only one person has been arrested and three firearms recovered. More bad repoting from the South African press. Accuracy is not a African trait when will the media give us truthful and accurate reporting.

  • stampalex - 2012-08-29 10:48

    Go SAP, good job ... Please don't screw up on any technicalities and make sure these guys are put away for a long time.

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