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Man busted for armed business robbery

JUNE 19, 2017
Man busted for armed business robbery

In addressing trio crimes as outlined by the National Trio Crime Action Plan, Walmer police, in Port Elizabeth, arrested a 30-year-old suspect on Friday for a business robbery, which allegedly took place on the 2nd of June where a spaza shop was robbed in Walmer.  

"During the robbery, the complainant grappled with one of the suspects.

"In his haste to get away, the suspect dropped his firearm," said police spokesperson, Capt Sandra Janse van Rensburg.

"During the investigation, it was established that the firearm was stolen in another house robbery in Walmer."

She said that the suspect was arrested by Walmer CPU members and detained on cases of house and business robbery.

He will appear in court on Monday.