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KwaNobuhle police probe two armed robberies at a tavern and a home

Dec 10, 2018
KwaNobuhle police probe two armed robberies at a tavern and a home

Police are investigating two cases of armed robbery at a tavern and at a home in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, on Sunday night.

"On Sunday, at around 22:30, it is alleged that five men armed with firearms stormed into a tavern in Pepeta Street, KwaNobuhle," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"The gun-wielding suspects started threatening patrons and employees and demanded cellphones and cash.

"Suspects stole cash, liquor, a laptop, a monitor and several patrons items such as cellphones before fleeing on foot."

Couple robbed in their KwaNobuhle home

He said that in the second incident, on Sunday, at around 6pm, three armed suspects entered a house at Sixth Avenue, KwaNobuhle.

"The suspects held a couple at gunpoint and tied them. Suspects ransacked the house and stole undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene," Sgt Nkohli said.

"Hours later, victims managed to free themselves and contacted the police."

He said that police are urging anyone with valuable information on either one or both cases to contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Mark Bodell at 083 453 5753 or Crime Stop 08600 10111.

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