Two of the three men charged with last week’s armed robbery at Rosehill Mall appeared in the Port Alfred Magistrate’s Court earlier today.
The third accused could not appear in court as he was admitted in hospital for kidney treatment. His case was postponed until Monday 18 May 2015 while his two co-accused will appear in court again on 2 June 2015, possibly for bail application.
The three suspects aged between 25 and 38 years were arrested after allegedly robbing, at gunpoint, two Port Elizabeth-based security guards of the cash transporting company G4S.
It is alleged that four armed men attacked the guards as they were busy loading money into the ATM. The robbers tied them up, took their cellphones and keys and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspects fled on foot after loading the money into a getaway car. The third employee of G4S who had remained in the company truck gave chase. The four suspects allegedly fired gun shots as they fled into nearby bushes while the getaway car sped away in a different direction.
A team of detectives from the East London Organised Crime unit are investigating the heist. They have recovered some of the money and other property.
Source : South African Police Service