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2021/02/05      |  Written By:  Captain B XULU   |   Province:  Gauteng

Sandton: Investigation Officer worked hard using the tiny lead information during the investigation of business robbery incident took place in Sandton City which was fabricated which leaded to the arrest of the employee (shop assistant).

On the 12th December 2020 about 20:30 in Sandton City, Giorgio Armani store, the complainant claimed that they were robbed by two suspects at the shop and they took items including the bags, cell-phones, shoes and clothing at the estimated value R222 000. 

Complainant stated under oath that her cell-phone iPhone 11 was also taken during the robbery. Through interviews, footage and investigation skills utilised by the Investigation Officer, it was proven that the complainant’s cell-phone (shop assistant) was taken by the robbers was working after two days when the location traced of the cell-phone was directed exactly where the complainant was.

However shop assistant (suspect) 30, years old female was arrested on the 4th February 2021 for perjury. She will appear in court shortly.

Station Commander of Sandton SAPS give a strong warning regarding false reports and saying that investigation officers are following all the serious cases, no stone will be left unturned. Requesting the community to work with police and other law enforcement agencies to discourage criminal activities in Sandton policing precinct by report to CRIMESTOP 08600 10111 or Sandton SAPS 011-722 4200.