The acting Station Commander of the Ivory Park SAPS has welcomed the arrest of two men for a daring business robbery which took place at a Cash Crusaders outlet in Tswelopele.

The Acting Station Commander, Colonel Baba Mpotoane, is positive that the duo’s arrest will bring down the number of robberies within the Ivory Park policing precinct. “Information available to us indicates that the two may be responsible for a spate of other business robberies in our area, and elsewhere,” said Colonel Mpotoane.

The two, aged 35 and 47, are alleged to have, together with a third person who is still at large, robbed the store an undisclosed number of laptops and unspecified amount of cash one afternoon last month.

It is alleged that during the robbery the three suspects came into the shop, notified the lady manning the till that they were being robbed, and that anyone who dares to scream would be shot. According to the victim two of the suspects had firearms. The search for the third suspect is still ongoing, and the police are confident that he, like his alleged accomplices, will answer to this charge sooner rather than later

The two men were arrested in Kanana in the Rabie Ridge policing area on Wednesday after police received a tip off regarding their whereabouts. One was arrested at his home while the second one handed himself over to the police immediately after realising that the police will soon have him, whether he handed himself over or not.

The trio task team responsible for the investigation and subsequent arrest are hard at work, and are following very credible information that may tie the suspects to a spate of other similar robberies in the area and beyond.

The vehicle that has being used during the commission of the robberies has also been impounded. The two men are expected to appear in the Tembisa Magistrate’s Court soon to face robbery charge.

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