SIX ARRESTED OVER BUSINESS ROBBERY
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.