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Trio busted in Kamesh soon after committing 'armed' business robbery

Mar 20, 2018
Trio busted in Kamesh soon after committing 'armed' business robbery

In a concerted effort to address and deal effectively with serious and violent crimes affecting our communities, members from SAPS Kamesh acted swiftly and apprehended three suspects, aged between 21 and 35-years-old, on Sunday night.

"It is alleged that three suspects (one armed with a firearm) entered a business in Daku Street, Kamesh at about 18:55 and demanded cash, cigarettes and airtime from the owner of the shop," described police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart.

"Suspects fled from the scene with the stolen items on foot and the police in Kamesh were alerted to the robbery."

She said that resolute Kamesh police officials followed up on various leads and launched a manhunt for the suspects and apprehended all three suspect at 19:20 on Sunday night at a residence in Cakatha Street, Mandela Ville, Kamesh.

"Police confiscated an imitation gun (toy gun) and recovered some of the stolen property," added Capt Swart.

"The suspects are due to appear in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on a charge of business robbery."

The acting Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll, praised the team for the swift arrests and thanked them for working determinedly to ensure that they bring the culprits to book.

Captain Swart said that the South African Police Service is appealing to the community to be alert and encourage the community to work with the SAPS in reducing crime and they appeal to the community to provide valuable information that will lead to the confiscation of illegal firearms and the arrest of suspects. Let us work together to take #GunsOffTheStreets.

"Information may be afforded anonymously and voluntarily to Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211 with information."