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Police foil suspected armed robbery in Komani

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Three unlicensed firearms were recovered.
Three unlicensed firearms were recovered.
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A suspected armed robbery was foiled by a multidisciplinary police ensemble following a crime intelligence driven operation in Komani on December 7. 

Eastern Cape police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa, said the Komani K9 and Flying Squad units arrested two suspects, aged 36 and 46, in Griffith Street where three firearms and magazines with ammunition were recovered. 

“According to the information (at the police’s disposal) the two suspects were going to commit an armed business robbery in Cathcart. Police followed the information they received and spotted the VW Polo with two occupants and stopped it. Upon searching it, three unlicensed firearms – a 9mm star, a 9mm parabellum and a 9mm replica with two magazines and ammunition – were recovered,” she said. 

The firearms, ammunition and the grey Polo were confiscated while the duo was immediately arrested.

The Chris Hani District commissioner, Major General Rudolph Adolph, commended the police for foiling the suspected robbery and ensuring that firearms are confiscated and suspected perpetrators of crime are arrested.

The suspects are expected to appear before the Komani Magistrate’s Court soon.

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