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Business robbery suspects arrested

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner of Eastern Cape

Gqeberha: Two alleged robbery suspects were not so lucky this morning when their plans were foiled after they walked into a shop in Nile Road in Perridgevale and threatened the owner and his assistant with knives.

It is alleged that at about 08:30, the suspects aged 26 and 30 years old walked into the shop and produced knives. One suspect jumped over the counter and took money from the till. The owner who was in the aisle shouted at his assistant to grab the suspect while he went after the second suspect. A customer who was also in the shop assisted in apprehending the suspects.

Both suspects were arrested and handed over to police. During the scuffle, one suspect sustained two stab wounds and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The suspect’s vehicle, a white VW Polo was also impounded for further investigation.

Detectives are probing their involvement in other business robberies with similar a modus operandi that took place in June 2022.

The suspects will appear in the Gqeberha Magistrates’ Court later in the week.


Media Enquiries:
Col Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726