Armed King Williams Town business robber runs out of luck

MARCH 7, 2016

A suspect appeared in the King Williams Town Magistrate's Court on Monday after he was arrested by the local police following an attempted business robbery incident that occurred in a shop in the King Williams Town CBD on Friday.

"The alleged suspect (25) fled the scene on foot and police gave chase and arrested him. Police searched him and found a Norinco firearm and magazine with 11 rounds," said police spokesperson, Lieutenant Siphokazi Mawisa.

"Thorough investigations led police to positively link the suspect with the case of business robbery that occurred last week Tuesday in a shop where an undisclosed amount of cash was taken."

In that incident, it is alleged that four armed males entered the shop demanding cash, they took cash and the video footage monitor and fled the scene.

"The suspect appeared at King Williams Town Magistrate Court today for Attempted Business Robbery and possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. He is remanded in custody as there are cases against him and will appear on Wednesday for Business Robbery," said Lt Mawisa.

The Cluster Commander of King Williams Town, Brigadier Henry Vos thanked the members for their swift response which led to the arrest of the suspects.

"This is a major breakthrough as many robbery cases will be solved, he added. He also encouraged the community members to report the criminals and/or criminal activities to the police on Crime Stop 08600 10111, Crime Line 32211 or the nearest police station."