Police track down and arrest business robbery suspects

FLAGSTAFF – In a joint operation between SAPS Flagstaff Crime Prevention members, Public Order Policing in Lusikisiki, Stock Theft Unit and K9 members, two suspects were arrested on Friday, 6 August 2021 for the alleged robbery at a hardware store in Main Road, Flagstaff.

Information led police to Esgubudweni location, Flagstaff where they spotted a silver/grey Toyota Hilux cab with two occupants fitting the description of some of the suspects who allegedly committed the business robbery. The vehicle was pulled over, searched and some of the stolen items recovered. A substantial amount of cash was also taken in the robbery.

The two suspects aged between 29 and 40 were arrested and detained. The 40-year-old suspect was charged for business robbery and illegal possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition while the 29-year-old was charged for business robbery and illegal possession of ammunition.

Both suspects will appear in the Flagstaff magistrate court on Tuesday 10 August 2021.

Source: South African Police Service

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