Three men robbed a business in Marsh Street early this morning (Wednesday, 18 October) in Western Cape, and the KwaNonqaba police arrested one of the suspects in Asla Park, Mossel Bay Advertiser reports.
At approximately 04:00 the trio broke into a business run by foreign nationals on Marsh Street. The suspects entered the business through the roof of the building and accosted the family, asleep in the shop, and robbed family members at gunpoint.
The robbers made off with cellular phones, computer tablets, laptop computers and a sizable amount of money.
However, officers of the KwaNonqaba Police Station on routine patrol in Adriaans Road minutes later noticed an Opel Corsa vehicle with three occupants that acted suspiciously. The police officers decided to investigate, but when they approached the Corsa, the driver sped off.
The police gave chase and managed to apprehend the driver of the vehicle in Willowmore Street in Asla Park. Other two passengers managed to escape.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested, and the vehicle was impounded.
The driver of the vehicle was unfamiliar with the vehicle, the police will investigate whether the vehicle was reported stolen elsewhere.
KwaNonqaba police spokesperson Sergeant Kapp commended the team that apprehended the perpetrators for its vigilance and will investigate charges of the illegal possession of a firearm and the possession of suspected stolen goods.
– Caxton News Service