Motherwell detectives apprehend alleged business robber

GQEBERHA - Determination and commitment towards their vocation paid off when dedicated detectives from SAPS Motherwell followed up on various leads, which led them to the successful apprehension of an alleged business robbery suspect.

It is alleged that the suspect was involved in a business robbery at PEP Stores, at NU9, Motherwell during July 2021. During the robbery more than 60 cellphones and cash were stolen. Detectives worked tirelessly and finally made a breakthrough when they obtained sufficient evidence to link the suspect to the scene. On Friday, 10 September 2021 at about 00:10, detectives pounced on the suspect and arrested him at a residence in Motherwell. Detectives also confiscated cash that was allegedly stolen during the robbery.

The 29-year-old suspect is due to appear in the Motherwell magistrate’s court on Monday, 13 September 2021 on a charge of business robbery. More arrests are expected as the investigation unfolds.

Source: South African Police Service

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