Trio arrested following robbery in Makweng

POLOKWANE – The freedom of three suspects did not last too long after robbing a shop in Mankweng, says police spokesperson, Col Moatshe Ngoepe.

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“A 27-year-old shop owner was confronted by three suspects, who pointed at him with a firearm and robbed him of cash, cigarettes and airtime. They fled the scene in a white Nissan bakkie,’ Ngoepe explained.

Police were called and swiftly launched a manhunt when the vehicle that the suspects used to flee the scene with was cornered in Sebayeng and the trio were arrested.

“One unlicensed firearm was confiscated, groceries and the stolen airtime were also recovered as well as the vehicle that was used during the commission of crime,” he added.

All three suspects will appear before the Mankweng Magistrates Court, soon.

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