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Suspect arrested after gang targets Motherwell liquor store

Dec 30, 2019
Suspect arrested after gang targets Motherwell liquor store

Port Elizabeth - A 22-year-old alleged business robbery suspect was arrested on Saturday morning by members of the Motherwell Cluster Serious and Violent Crime Investigation team.

"It is alleged that on Friday, at about 17:30, a security guard was standing at the door of a liquor store in Umnulu Street NU 9 in Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, when he was pointed at with a firearm by an unknown male," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"The guard was ushered into the store where four other males also entered. Cash from the tills and expensive bottles of whiskey (about R10 000 worth) were taken from the shelves.

"The suspects then fled the store and drove off in a Mazda 323."

She said that the Mazda 323 was later found abandoned on Saturday morning in Motherwell.

"Further information led investigators to the 22-year-old suspect, who was arrested at about 10:15. He is detained on a charge of business robbery and further arrests are expected."

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