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Suspect nabbed after armed men rob Central hair salon

Jan 7, 2020
Suspect nabbed after armed men rob Central hair salon

Port Elizabeth - Being alert while conducting crime prevention duties led to the immediate arrest of an alleged robbery suspect in Rink Road, in Central, Port Elizabeth.

"It is alleged at on Tuesday, at about 10:55, three unknown males entered the property of a beauty salon and held up the complainant and his assistant with a firearm," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"As the suspects were leaving with the money, the owner (38) tackled him. The other two suspects ran off.

"The complainant had been busy counting money when they entered.

"They took the R5 000 and left. The suspect with the firearm was last and the complainant wrestled with him. The other two suspects with the money then ran off."

Col Naidu said that he tackled the suspect with the firearm.

"The other two suspects fled with the money."

While SAPS Port of Entry members were patrolling when they noticed a commotion outside the business.

"The members immediately made a U-turn and went to investigate," Col Naidu added.

"The suspect was apprehended and a revolver was confiscated.

"The 20-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of business robbery and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. He is expected to appear in court soon."

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