Cops ar­rest six for Limkok­wing E600 000 armed rob­bery

Observer on Saturday - - News - By Sicelo Maziya

The Royal Eswa­tini Po­lice Ser­vices yes­ter­day ar­rested six sus­pects in con­nec­tion with the E600 000 armed rob­bery at Limkok­wing Univer­sity, where a guard was cor­nered and forced to open a safe box.

Re­li­able sources dis­closed about the break­through on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the armed rob­bery case by the po­lice which hap­pened al­most 20 days ago.

Chief Po­lice In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer Su­per­in­ten­dent Phindile Vi­lakati only con­firmed the break­through on the case but said of­fi­cers had not yet pre­ferred charges on the ar­rested six peo­ple, stat­ing that they were be­ing co­op­er­a­tive which might lead to the clos­ing of the case.

Ob­server on Satur­day has re­li­ably been in­formed that some of the ar­rested six are work­ing within the coun­try’s uni­form forces but their iden­tity and de­part­ments have been hid­den pend­ing pre­fer­ring of charges against them.

The swift ar­rests of the sus­pects by the po­lice will ease the bur­den of the univer­sity as it was sus­pected that it post­poned its grad­u­a­tion due to the rob­bery at the school.

Vi­lakati re­fused to con­firm the iden­tity of the sus­pects es­pe­cially those at­tached to es­sen­tial govern­ment em­ploy, stat­ing that po­lice were still in­ves­ti­gat­ing on the rob­bery case and the six peo­ple were co­op­er­at­ing with the ar­rest­ing of­fi­cers.

The case saw a 22-year-old guard of Mah­walala be­ing robbed money amount­ing to E600 000 whilst on duty at Limkok­wing Univer­sity.

The guard was cor­nered and forced to open a safe box which had the money.

Ac­cord­ing to ear­lier re­ports, the se­cu­rity guard who was on duty was beaten and tied with a rope at about 0100 hours.

It is al­leged that the six armed men might have col­luded with some­one who works at the univer­sity who may have known that so much money was be­ing kept in the safe.

Af­ter the rob­bery case Limkok­wing Univer­sity of Cre­ative Tech­nol­ogy have seen their grad­u­a­tion post­poned to Novem­ber 9.

The grad­u­a­tion which was sched­uled for Oc­to­ber 6 was said to have been post­poned due to un­fore­seen cir­cum­stances ac­cord­ing to the cam­pus man­age­ment in a press re­lease.

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