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Two Arrested during business robbery in Kroonstad

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Kroonstad- The police in Kroonstad have arrested two suspects during a robbery in progress in one of the retail shops in the area on Saturday, 28 August 2021.

“It is alleged that about five suspects entered the shop, wherein one of them threatened the manager with a firearm then forced him to the safe. An undisclosed amount of money and about 67 cellphones that were on display were taken”said, Brigadier Motantsi Makhele

“Another armed suspect allegedly kept staff members at a corner of the store whilst money was being stolen from the tills.”

The police were alerted and arrived whilst some of the suspects were still inside the shop. Two were arrested and three are still at large. A firearm allegedly used in the robbery and some of the stolen cash was recovered from the suspects.

“It is alleged that suspects who fled the scene with some of the stolen cash and cellphones, used a brown Toyota Corolla and a Toyota Prado getaway cars.”

SAPS -ARRESTS
SAPS -ARRESTS

Makhele says a case of business robbery has been registered for further investigation.

“The two suspects aged 29 and 31 will appear at Kroonstad Magistrate’s Court on the charge of business robbery.”

The Police urges anyone with information that might assist to trace the outstanding suspects should please contact  Captain Sello Mokhele of Kroonstad SAPS Detective Service at 0735715566, or call Crime Stop at 08600 10111, alternatively send information via MySAPS App.

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