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Three nabbed just 25 minutes after allegedly robbing Port Elizabeth shop

Apr 24, 2017
Three nabbed just 25 minutes after allegedly robbing Port Elizabeth shop

Three robbery suspects were arrested within 25 minutes of allegedly robbing a shop in North End, Port Elizabeth, over the weekend. 

"It is alleged that on Sunday, at about 17:00, the shop employee was alone in the shop in North End, when three men entered," Port Elizabeth police said.

"One of the suspects pointed the employee with a firearm and robbed the shop of an undusclosed amount of cash and two cellphones."

Members of the Crime Combating Unit, attached to the Operational Command Centre at Mount Road, responded to the call and immediately followed up on information received from witnesses and arrested the three suspects within 25 minutes of the robbery. 

The Cluster Commander of the Mount Road Cluster, Major General Funeka Siganga, praised the members for excellent coordination and team work which ultimately resulted in the speedy arrests.