Police arrest armed robbery suspect

A swift response by King Williams Town Cluster Police members led to the arrest of one armed robbery suspect.

Police spokeswoman Captain Siphokazi Mawisa said at about 08h30 this morning one suspect armed with a firearm entered a petrol station in King Williams Town while other two were outside.

“The shooting ensued between the guard and the suspect and he took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash in transit security guard. They fled the scene with their vehicle and one suspect was left behind and fled on foot,” she said.

Mawisa said police gave a chase and managed to arrest one suspect. A firearm was recovered hidden in the yard at Maitland Road.

The suspect is due to appear in King Williams Town Magistrate Court on Wednesday June 06.

King Williams Town Acting Cluster Commander Colonel Syed Cassin commended the members for their swift response and their thorough investigation that led to the arrest and recovery of a firearm.

Police will ensure that firearms are taken off the streets in ensuring safety of our citizens, he added.

A case of Armed Robbery has been opened and is being investigated by Hawks.



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