Speed gives away alleged armed robbers in Cape Town

2016-02-25 12:27
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Cape Town – Six alleged armed robbers were arrested after officers spotted them speeding in a bakkie towards Khayelitsha, Western Cape police said on Thursday.

Officers gave chase on Spine Road on Wednesday afternoon and managed to stop them, Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said.

The group could not account for a variety of items in their possession, including two firearms and an undisclosed amount of money.

Preliminary investigations revealed that they held up a shop in Mfuleni and robbed deliverymen of money, cigarettes, and airtime. They fled in a white Ford Bantam bakkie.

The suspects, aged 22 to 35, were expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charges of armed robbery, hijacking, and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

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