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Four suspects expected in Uitenhage court for armed robbery

Aug 23, 2017
Four suspects expected in Uitenhage court for armed robbery

Sterling work by Kamesh detectives in Uitenhage led to the arrest of four men, aged between 26 and 29 years old, and the recovery of stolen property following an armed robbery at a spaza shop in Kamesh, Uitenhage, on Monday night.   

According to police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli, on Monday, at around 23:15, five men forced open a door and entered Discount Mini Market in Shuttle Street, Kamesh. 

"A complainant alleged that one of the five men pointed him with a firearm and others had knives. One of the suspects stabbed a complainant once in the upper body while others were ransacking the shop," he described. 

"The suspects stole undisclosed amount of cash, airtime vouchers, some groceries and cigarettes before fleeing on foot. 

"Police immediately followed-up on information that was received at the scene and apprehended four of the five men hiding in one of the houses not far from the scene of crime."

Sgt Nkohli said that police also recovered some of the stolen items. 

"The four suspects will appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges business robbery and possession of suspected stolen property."

Station Commander of Kamesh SAPS, Colonel Johan Nolte, commended members and mentioned that their actions were in line with the principles of Back to Basics to Policing. 

"Police that are swiftly responding to complaints make a difference towards building the confidence of the people towards the organization and in solving cases," he said.