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Police foil armed robbery in city central


A tip-off from community members and quick response from the Police led to the arrest of six suspects apparently planning to rob a liquor outlet in the Central Business District of Polokwane on Monday.
“When we received the information a task team was immediately established from members of various Police units. We reacted swiftly and successfully intercepted a group of six armed suspects aged between 23 and 35 using two vehicles and who were allegedly on their way to rob a liquor outlet,” Provincial Police Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said.
During the arrest Police recovered three 9 mm pistols and four pairs of gloves and also confiscated a Nissan X-Trail.
The origin of the firearms and vehicle is still being investigated.
Ngoepe could not confirm whether the suspects had appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court yet.

Story: RC Myburgh