Ar­rest after CBD chase

Grocott's Mail - - NEWS - By SUE MA­CLEN­NAN

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.

Photo: Sue Ma­clen­nan

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.

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