Three suspects were arrested in Sasolburg after robbing a cellphone shop at Boulevard Mall in Sasolburg on the 03 August 2021.
“It is alleged that on the said day at about 9:15, one male suspect entered the retail store with the intention to purchase a cellphone. The assistant at the shop, opened the locker and placed the cellphones on the counter with the aim of assisting the customer.”said Brigadier Motantsi Makhele
“Two other males entered the shop already holding pistols and allegedly demanded cellphones. The shop assistant managed to alert authorities and security of the mall.”
“The suspects fled the scene using the R59 route, scattering into the bushes and threw the cellphones on the ground. The police and nearby security companies pursued the suspects into the bushes leading to the Vaal river”, said Makhele.
Meanwhile, the suspects had a getaway Ford Icon that was waiting for them however it sped off leaving the fleeing suspects after the driver noticed that his accomplice were being chased by the police. Three suspects between the ages of 29 to 34, were apprehended and two firearms recovered. Two suspects are still at large.
Makhele said the suspects will appear at the Sasolburg Magistrate Court on Thursday, 05 August 2021 on charges of business robbery and illegal possession of firearms.
The Police further calls community members who might have information on the whereabouts of the two suspects who are still at large are encouraged to contact the Sasolburg Detective Captain Opperman on 082 607 3671.
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