Jail term for rob­bers with toy gun

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS -

THREE sus­pects who robbed a mo­torist in Joburg on Sep­tem­ber 22 last year were each sen­tenced to 15 years im­pris­on­ment and de­clared un­fit to pos­sess a firearm. Po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Xoli Mbele said yes­ter­day that Sibu­siso Maz­ibuko, 33, Thabiso Ma­sung­wini, 32, and Mahlo­mola Direko, 35, had threat­ened their vic­tim, a 32-year-old man, who had stopped his ve­hi­cle at a red traf­fic light at the cor­ner of Bree and Simmonds streets. One of them pointed a firearm at him and took his cell­phone. Po­lice in civil­ian clothes caught the sus­pects red-handed. The cell­phone and a firearm, which turned out to be a toy gun, were seized. – ANA

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