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East London police foil armed robbery - four arrested

Apr 8, 2017
East London police foil armed robbery - four arrested

The Mdantsane Cluster Task Team on Friday intercepted four suspects allegedly before they could perpetrate an armed robbery at a well-known retail store in Cambridge, East London.

"The members swiftly followed up on intelligence information received that led to the speedy arrest of the suspects. Police confiscated a firearm with four rounds of ammunition, five cellphones and a white Toyota Tazz," East London police said.

Police said that the suspects will appear in the East London Magistrate's Court next week on charges of attempted armed robbery, possession of unlicensed firearm, illegal ammunition and possession of suspected stolen property.

The Mdantsane Cluster Commander, Major General Henry Vos, commended the team for their vigilance and quick action that prevented a crime from happening.