POLOKWANE - Two alleged armed robbers were wounded and a third was arrested soon after a business robbery at a shop in Northam in Limpopo, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the province said on Sunday.
The SAPS's "concerted efforts and determination to deal with serious crimes" yielded positive results when three suspects were arrested soon after allegedly committing a business robbery in Northam on Saturday morning, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said.
A G4S security official entered a local shop to collect cash shortly before 9am when he was accosted by two gun-wielding suspects, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said.
"The suspects took his company firearm and instructed the Pep Store staff members to open the business safe. After emptying the safe, both security official and the staff were locked inside the cash safe. The police were alerted and the available information, including the suspected vehicle, was immediately operationalised in the area."
During the operation, which was well coordinated and supported by the community, including air support from a local businessman, the suspects' vehicle, a Toyota RunX, was spotted in the local RDP settlement area.