SIX AR­RESTED OVER BUSI­NESS ROB­BERY

The Witness - - NEWS -

SIX men were ar­rested after a man­hunt fol­low­ing the rob­bery of a busi­ness in Bal­ham­bra Way, North­dale, on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

Moun­tain Rise po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Gay Ebrahim said four armed men en­tered the Chadni Su­per­mar­ket pre­tend­ing to be cus­tomers.

The men showed their firearms and de­manded cash from the cashier, who said the money was not on the prop­erty and had been taken by the owner ear­lier.

The armed men then raided the store of air­time and other items and stole a cell­phone and money from a cus­tomer in­side the store.

Ebrahim said the rob­bers fled the scene on foot.

The Pi­eter­mar­itzburg K9 Unit searched for the rob­bers and ar­rested six men.

Ebrahim said all six are in po­lice cus­tody and one of the men ap­peared in court yes­ter­day for the un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a firearm.

The busi­ness had been robbed for the sec­ond time in the space of a few weeks.

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