Five Suspects Arrested On the Scene of an Armed Robbery, 1 Suspect Fatally Shot [press release]

Five suspects aged between 20 and 30 will appear in the Roodepoort Magistrates’ Court today, Monday, 15 December 2014, facing charges of armed robbery.

According to information, yesterday, 14 December 2014 at about 09:00, six armed suspects entered a store and ordered customers and staff at gunpoint to lie down whilst the suspect took cell phones. Police were alerted and they responded speedily. Upon the members’ arrival at the scene, six suspects were found to be still inside the store. One suspect was fatally shot in the upper body while the other five suspects were arrested on the scene.

Bags full of cell phones and four unlicensed firearms were recovered. Police investigations continue.

Media Statement from Gauteng Media Centre

Source : South African Police Service