Hunt for sus­pects af­ter shop rob­bery

Cape Times - - METRO -

THE PO­LICE have launched a search for four sus­pects af­ter ar­rest­ing three of their ac­com­plices fol­low­ing a rob­bery in Wyn­berg this week.

Po­lice spokesper­son An­dré Traut said the ar­rests had been made soon af­ter seven armed peo­ple had robbed a shop­keeper in Ot­tery Road at about 8pm on Wed­nes­day and sped off in a Toy­ota Avanza.

“Seven sus­pects en­tered a shop in Ot­tery Road and threat­ened the shop­keeper and his staff with firearms,” he said. “They fled the scene in a Toy­ota Avanza with cash, cellphones, cold drinks and sweets.

“The po­lice were quick to re­spond and the get­away ve­hi­cle was spot­ted, which re­sulted in a high­speed car chase.”

The ve­hi­cle was found in Athlone, with the stolen goods in it.

Three sus­pects were ar­rested but their four ac­com­plices es­caped.

Traut said once they had been charged, the three sus­pects would ap­pear in the Athlone mag­is­trate’s court on a charge of busi­ness rob­bery.

The firearms used in the rob­bery were not found.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the rob­bery or the where­abouts of the four wanted sus­pects may anony­mously con­tact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or SMS Crime Line on 32211. |

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