Five held for business robberies

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Mokopane - Five men were arrested in connection with business robberies in Sekgakgapeng, Mokopane, Limpopo police said on Thursday.

The men were arrested on Wednesday evening at a house in the area, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said in a statement.

“The suspects terrorised business owners in the area in the past few months by robbing them of cash, airtime, and groceries,” Mulaudzi said.

The men allegedly usually operated in a group, where two of them entered a shop, pretended to buy something, and then pointed a firearm at the shop owner before tying up the owner and workers.

The three other men then entered the shop, stole the various items and fled the scene.

Several of the stolen goods, two firearms and two vehicles were also seized at the house where the men were found.

The men were already linked to more cases of armed robbery in the area and investigations to link them to more incidents in the province were ongoing, Mulaudzi said.

Investigations into the origin of the confiscated firearms and vehicles were also continuing, he said.

The men would appear in the Mahwelereng Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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