Two armed robbery suspects appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrates’ Court yesterday, 28 December 2015, on charges of business robbery and possession of suspected stolen vehicle. It is alleged that on Thursday, 24 December 2015 at about 10:00, four unknown people (3 men and 1 woman) entered a business premises in Uitenhage Road North End, Port Elizabeth and held up the complainant and employees. Two firearms were produced and cash and tools were taken. The suspects fled in a white Toyota Corolla. A short while later, members from the Tactical Response Team (TRT) spotted the vehicle in New Brighton. The vehicle was stopped and the driver (25) and a passenger (57) were arrested.
The stolen tools and some of the cash was recovered. It was further established that the vehicle was stolen in Mamelodi in 2013. The suspects were detained at SAPS Mount Road cells. Three suspects are still outstanding.
Police are urging businesses not to keep large amounts of money in their safes and to be wary of groups of people crowding their shops.
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