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Two armed robbers arrested in Wellington

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape


WESTERN CAPE - The quick response by Wellington police to an armed robbery in progress resulted in the arrest of two suspects this morning. SAPS members were alerted that a group of five suspects approached a farmer at his residence and demanded cash at around 09:50.

They reacted to the information and upon their arrival in Commissioner Street the fleeing suspects opened fire at police, who retaliated. One of our members sustained a gunshot wound to his ankle and received medical attention. Two of the suspects were apprehended in possession of a firearm and an imitation firearm which were confiscated. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated and the suspects who managed to evade arrest with a small amount of cash are being sought. The injured police officer is in a stable condition. 


Colonel Andrè Traut
83 300 1752