Cops nab one of East Cape’s most wanted

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - News -

One of the East­ern Cape’s most wanted rob­bery sus­pects who is be­lieved to be be­hind the Ka­ree­douw po­lice sta­tion at­tack in Au­gust and at least two other rob­beries, has been ar­rested in Port Elizabeth.

The break­through came at about 6.30pm on Thurs­day when po­lice re­ceived a tip-off about a rob­bery sus­pect spot- ted driv­ing a Re­nault in the Mother­well area.

Po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain An­dré Beetge said the tipoff had ini­tially come from Swartkops po­lice sta­tion of­fi­cials who were work­ing on an­other open in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“The de­tec­tives were fol­low­ing up leads when they re­ceived the tip-off and ac­ti­vated the Mother­well op­er­a­tional com­mand cen­tre mem­bers to as­sist,” he said.

Beetge said by evening the Re­nault had been spot­ted parked in Ntene­nengo Street in NU29, Mother­well.

“As the sus­pect was get­ting into the car, po­lice sur­rounded the ve­hi­cle. He was in possession of a loaded 9mm pis­tol but sur­ren­dered.” The 45-year-old sus­pect is wanted for the Ka­ree­douw po­lice sta­tion rob­bery on Au­gust 4 in which two R5 ri­fles, as well as three 9mm pis­tols were stolen.

In Novem­ber, Con­sta­ble Yan­diswa Siyasanga Feni, 30, was ar­rested for al­legedly be­ing part of the heist and con­spir­ing with the rob­bers.

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