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Trio arrested after failed armed robbery at Dutywa business

Jan 8, 2020
Trio arrested after failed armed robbery at Dutywa business

Dutywa - Dutywa police arrested three alleged armed robbers, aged 29, 32 and 40 on Tuesday, at about 15:00, at Dutywa Town.

"It is alleged that the three suspects attempted to rob a Spaza shop at Xawuka Village, Dutywa on Tuesday, at about  14:00," said police sppokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"Police were alerted about the attempted robbery and gave chase after the vehicle that was used by the suspects.

"They were caught at Dutywa Town."

Capt Manatha said that the three suspects had unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

"One suspect was found in possession of a pistol that had 15 rounds of ammunition, the other one had a pistol that had 8 rounds of ammunition and the third one had a toy gun, which resembled a firearm, he described.

"All suspects have been charged with possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition."

The suspects are due to appear before the Dutywa Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

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