Shop owner shot, 5 suspects arrested
Rustenburg / Sun City – Five armed suspects were arrested on Wednesday, 1 February 2017, by the Sun City Police in cooperation with the Provincial Intervention Team, Public Order Police and Flying Squad.
The suspects were arrested for business robbery at a supermarket in Witrandjie village near Sun City. The suspects, armed with a pistol, entered the supermarket at about 08h30 demanding cash. An undisclosed amount of cash was raided together with four cell phones.
“During the incident, the shop owner was shot and sustained injuries,” Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone, police spokesperson, reported.
Reacting fast, when the suspects were about to flee the scene, they were cornered by the Police and successfully nabbed. During the arrest, the police confiscated two vehicles, a white Corsa bakkie and a maroon Audi A3. The police are still looking for two other suspects.
The arrested suspects, aged between 32 and 61, are expected to appear before the Mogwase Magistrates’ Court soon.
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