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Sugan Naidoo
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5 Apr 2017
10:21 pm

Police reservist arrested on suspicion of involvement in Margate armed robbery

Sugan Naidoo

Another suspect has been arrested while a third is still being sought.

File picture: Police cap

A Port Shepstone police reservist was arrested in Margate in connection with an armed robbery last Thursday, reports the South Coast Herald.

Another suspect has been arrested while a third is still being sought.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Gerald Mfeka, a 31-year-old man, along with two friends, had parked at a service station in Margate. The man’s friends entered the store and while he was seated in the vehicle, a man opened the door.

“Three men approached, one of them wearing a beanie bearing an SAPS emblem. The men were armed with firearms and asked him a lot of questions. One of the men opened the car cubbyhole and removed a large sum of cash,” said Captain Mfeka.

Once the man’s friends returned to the vehicle, they were made to drive to Gamalakhe, where they were abandoned. The men opened a case of armed robbery at Margate Police Station and two men, aged 30 and 33, have since been arrested.

“One of the men served as a police reservist,” said Captain Mfeka.

Both men appeared in  the Ramsgate Magistrate’s Court on Monday and the case was postponed for further investigation.

Caxton News Service

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