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Suspected armed robber evades arrest leaving behind rifles and ammo

Nov 7, 2017
Suspected armed robber evades arrest leaving behind rifles and ammo

Police in Mthatha are investigating after a suspected armed robber managed to evade arrest following a dramatic high-speed police chase that followed an attempt by the robber to run an SAPS vehicle off the road.

According to police, officers who were on night duty operations, tried to stop a vehicle, which attempted to run a police vehicle off the road on Monday night.

"A high speed car chase ensued between the police and the suspect," police added.

"The vehicle was cornered, but the driver managed to evade arrest."

On searching the vehicle, police found unlicensed firearms and ammunition, two balaclava and two sets of hand gloves .

"Police are trying to link the the vehicle that was confiscated and the firearms recovered, to an earlier cash in transit armed robbery where the G4s security guards were robbed of an undisclosed amount of money on Monday, 06 November 2017, by unknown armed men, who were travelling in three vehicles according to information."

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