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One arrested after cash-in-transit robbery at King Williams Town garage

Jun 5, 2018
One arrested after cash-in-transit robbery at King Williams Town garage

Swift response by King Williams Town Cluster police officers led to the arrest of one armed robbery suspect in King Williams Town.

"It is alleged that on Monday morning, at about 08h30, one suspect armed with a firearm entered a petrol station in King Williams Town while other two were outside," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"The shooting ensued between the guard and the suspect and he took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash-in-transit security guard.

"They fled the scene with their vehicle and one suspect was left behind and fled on foot."

She said that police chased and managed to arrest one 31-year-old suspect and a firearm was recovered hidden in the yard at Maitland Road, King Williams Town.

"Police are on heels looking for the three suspects that fled the scene with cash," said Capt Mawisa.

A case of armed robbery has been opened and is being investigated by Hawks.

"The suspect is due to appear in King Williams Town Magistrate Court on Wednesday." 

King Williams Town Acting Cluster Commander, Colonel Syed Cassim, commended the members for their swift response and their thorough investigation that led to the arrest and recovery of a firearm.

"Police will ensure that firearms are taken off the streets in ensuring safety of our citizens," he added.