Swift police action by Mthatha officers leads to the arrest of five armed robbers

MAY 17, 2017
Swift police action by Mthatha officers leads to the arrest of five armed robbers

Five suspects, aged between 28 and 41 years, were arrested in Mthatha on Tuesday, at about 21h45, just an hour after an armed robbery was reported.

"It is alleged that the suspects committed an armed robbery and demanded liquor and cigarettes at a tavern at Lindile locality at about 20h45," said Mthatha police.

"Due to quick response by SAPS, the suspects were arrested and they confiscated three firearms with ammunition and police uniform (bunny jacket and pepper spray)."

The suspects will appear in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court soon on charges of armed robbery and illegal possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.