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Three armed robbers arrested after Fresh Produce Market robbery in Markman, PE

Aug 8, 2017
Three armed robbers arrested after Fresh Produce Market robbery in Markman, PE

Three men are expected in the Motherwell Magistrate's Court on Thursday after they were arrested by Port Elizabeth police on Tuesday morning, shortly after 09:00, after allegedly robbing the Fresh Produce Market in the Markman industrial zone of a substantial amount of cash.

"After alarm was made by the security, the four suspects, who attempted to flee making use of a jikeleza taxi parked inside the premises - a Silver VW Golf, found themselves blocked in at the main gates," described police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge.

"The four then fled on foot by scaling the gates and evading capture by the security guards.

"They fled into a bushy area close by, and three of them were arrested shortly thereafter by Swartkops police attending to the robbery."

The fourth suspect is still at large.

Motherwell Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie applauded the swift arrests and added; "We will not rest until this fourth suspect joins his fellow robbers in the SAPS cells and be brought before court."

Captain Beetge said that the three arrested males, aged 25, 26 and 27 years old, will face a charge of armed robbery on Thursday when they will appear before the Motherwell Magistrates Court.