Five suspects arrested for business robbery

The Provincial Commissioner of Mpumalanga Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has appreciated the efforts bestowed by the Police and Security industry at Standerton over the immediate arrest of suspects.

Five suspects aged between 24 and 50 were arrested today by police at Standerton for business robbery.

According to the report, a group of armed suspects stormed into F3 Cash and Carry, pointed the owner and cashier with firearms, demanding cash. They then took an undisclosed amount of money from the till and fled in a white Toyota Etios Sedan.

Police were alerted about the incident and pursued the suspects whom they swiftly cornered and arrested at Van Veen Street in Standerton with the assistance of Kasselman Security. There were about four other suspects who managed to escape. During the arrest the police also recovered four firearms as well as 38 rounds of live ammunition.

The suspects will appear at the Standerton Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 17 January 2022.

Police request anyone with information that can lead to the whereabouts of the remaining suspects to immediately contact Sergeant Oupa Hadebe on 0634457885 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

Source: South African Police Service

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