Johannesburg - A man linked to the murder of a security guard during a Pep Store robbery in Randburg on Tuesday was arrested on Wednesday at the scene of another Pep Stores robber in Hillbrow.
The man and two others - one of whom is a Democratic Alliance councillor from the Rand West City Local Municipality- were found with guns, money and a chocolate taken during the robbery. Police also recovered DA T-shirt from the councillor's boot.
It's not yet known if the other two were also part of the robbery at Pep Store in Randridge Mall on Tuesday morning where a security guard was shot dead by robbers who made of with R270.
According to Hillbrow police spokesperson Captain Musa Shihambi, police were conducting their routine crime prevention patrol in the area when they spotted a stationary Mercedes Benz with three occupants at the corners of Pretoria Street and Catherine Avenue on Wednesday.
Sergeant Nelly Mdlolo, who was part of the patrolling crew, said upon spotting the suspicious vehicle her colleague, Sergeant Andrew Motlhoana, stopped and they identified themselves as police officials.