Ten rob Fruit and Veg City in Vosloorus

An unlicensed firearm and ammunition were confiscated from one of the suspects.

Communications official at the Vosloorus Police Station, Capt Piet Rossouw, said it is alleged that 10 armed suspects entered the shop and helped themselves to cash at the till points.

“Two of the suspects went upstairs to the office and pointed at the manager with firearms. One of the suspects took a cell phone from the table and demanded money and threatened to shoot him if he fails to co-operate. He told them that the money is downstairs. They ordered him to go downstairs with them. On their way downstairs, they heard a gunshot. He then ran back to his office and the two suspects ran away. He waited about five minutes in his office and then went downstairs. He realised that the shop was quiet and the staff members were already standing at the shop entrance shocked,” said Rossouw.

He added that the shopping centre security guard, in partnership with two SAPS officers, confronted two suspects who were trying to run away and arrested them.

“The other suspects managed to get away with an undisclosed amount of money taken from the till points and the cell phone taken from the manager’s office. The two arrested suspects, aged 30 and 38, are from Dube Hostel in Soweto. An unlicensed firearm and ammunition were confiscated with the serial number being filed off. The firearm was found in possession of one of the arrested suspects,” said Rossouw

Rossouw added that one of the suspects claimed that he had been released from prison in January for a business robbery in Meadowlands.

Suspects are being detained at the Vosloorus Police Station for further investigation and will appear in the Vosloorus Magistrate’s Court soon.

  AUTHOR
Aaron Damane

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Alberton Record
Comaro Chronicle
Kathorus Mail
Southern Courier


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

Alberton Record
Comaro Chronicle
Kathorus Mail
Southern Courier

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: