4 held for bribery, rob­bery

The Star Early Edition - - FRONT PAGE - Anna Cox

DUR­ING a rou­tine stop-and­search op­er­a­tion by Joburg metro po­lice depart­ment of­fi­cers, four al­leged armed rob­bers were ar­rested near Doorn­fontein just be­fore 2pm on Sun­day.

Michael Sun, the mem­ber of the may­oral com­mit­tee for pub­lic safety, said that when the of­fi­cers stopped the white Ford, the four male oc­cu­pants tried to bribe their way out of the search.

“The of­fi­cers re­jected the bribe, and dur­ing the search, they dis­cov­ered two bags con­tain­ing two il­le­gal firearms, am­mu­ni­tion, lap­top com­put­ers, cell­phones and other elec­tri­cal ac­ces­sories.

“It was dis­cov­ered that ear­lier in the day the sus­pects had al­legedly robbed a well­known elec­tronic chain store in the Hei­del­berg area.”

Sun com­mended the of­fi­cers for their quick re­ac­tions and for “stand­ing firm against cor­rup­tion”.

“It is be­cause of their in­tegrity and pro­fes­sion­al­ism that there are now four fewer armed and dan­ger­ous crim­i­nals within our city,” he said.

The sus­pects were taken to Jeppe po­lice sta­tion, where they were charged with armed rob­bery, as well as for pos­ses­sion of stolen goods, il­le­gal firearm and am­mu­ni­tion. –

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