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Five armed robbers arrested after police car chase on the N2

By Afikile Lugunya - Nov 16, 2017
Five armed robbers arrested after police car chase on the N2

Police in East London on Wednesday arrested five suspects following an armed robbery that occurred at a clothing store, in Berlin, East London.

According to police information, five armed suspects entered the store and threatened the staff with firearms.

The suspects allegedly took an undisclosed amount of cash, cards before they fled the scene in a waiting getaway vehicle.

Police immediately responded to the incident and arrested the suspects, aged between 25 and 27 years, after cornering their getaway vehicle on the N2 Highway, near Nahoon dam turn-off.

Money and two firearms as well as two rounds of ammunition were seized by police.

“The firearms will be taken to ballistics to check if they were not used in the commission of other crimes, especially the recent robberies reported in Mdantsane and Vincent Park, East London,” police said.

“The five suspects are due to appear in the Mdantsane Magistrate’s Court soon to face charges of business robbery and possession of illegal firearms.

“More arrests are imminent.”

Mdantsane Cluster Commander, Major General Vos, applauded the officers for an excellent job.

"We have intensified our festive season operations with much more visibility in strategic areas like the businesses in residential areas and malls including the garages and the N2,” he said.

“Our patrols are informed with relevant information gathered by our intelligence team. We want people to be safe and indeed feel safe.”