Flying squad arrested a man for Athlone business robbery

Western Cape � To create a safe and secure environment for all people in the Western Cape Flying Squad members responded to a business robbery that was perpetrated in Athlone by three armed men.

The suspects fled the scene with three boxes of cigarettes, cellphones and undisclosed amount cash. Members spotted the vehicle in Gugulethu where a shooting incident occurred between police and the suspects. Two of the suspects fled on foot and are yet to be arrested. The other suspect was shot and wounded during this incident. He was arrested and transported to a medical facility under police guard.

Police recovered the robbed cigarettes and cellphones. A preliminary investigation revealed that the vehicle used by the suspects was reported hijacked in Philippi East.

Source: South African Police Service