Arrest after CBD chase
Acash heist and a car chase in the Grahamstown CBD last Friday ended in the arrest of the driver of a getaway vehicle, and a road being cordoned off for more than two hours as police secured evidence.
Police spokesperson Captain Mali Govender said a man was arrested following a robbery outside Absa bank on the corner of High and Anglo-African street around 1.15pm on Friday 11 August.
Govender said a woman was dropped off from a vehicle near Absa ban, where she intended to deposit cash. “As she got out holding an undisclosed amount of cash, two males approached her,” Govender said. “One had a pistol and pointed it towards her chest, demanding the money.”
The woman tried to throw the money towards the driver of her dropoff vehicle, Govender said, but it fell on the ground and one of the robbers grabbed it. He and his accomplice started to flee.
The dropoff driver, hearing the screaming and seeing the men running, put two and two together and began chasing them.
“At this stage there were three males,” Govender said.
“A black motor vehicle stopped next to suspects.” Two managed to get in and the third ran in another direction. The dropoff vehicle driver continued to chase the getaway car and bumped it.
“Two suspects jumped out and the driver was arrested.”
A short while later, the SAPS and Hi-Tec Security arrived. No injuries were reported.
SAPS detectives and forensics wrap up after a robbery that started in High Street and ended in Cawood Street around 2pm Friday 11 August 2017.