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Robber traced to his home after Kwanobuhle tavern robbed by gang

Jun 26, 2019
Robber traced to his home after Kwanobuhle tavern robbed by gang

Uitenhage - Police in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, arrested one of four suspects alleged to have robbed a tavern in KwaNobuhle on Monday.

"On Monday, at about 6pm, it is alleged that a man entered a tavern in Vusani Street, KwaNobuhle, in Uitenhage," said police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"It is alleged that a man posed as a customer and pretended to be buying beer, when he took out a firearm and threatened to shoot the tavern owner."

He aid that the armed man was quickly joined by three other men, who are believed to have also been armed.

"The suspects stole cash and a cellphone before fleeing the scene on foot. The incident was immediately reported to the police, who immediately followed up some leads," Sgt Nkohli said.

"Five hours later, with the assistance from residents, one of the suspects was traced to a house in 10th Avenue, KwaNobuhle, and was arrested.

"Police are closing in on the other suspects and their arrest is imminent."

He said that the 25-year-old man is due to appear at the KwaNobuhle Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on charges of business robbery.

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