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Six arrested for Kleinzee armed robbery

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An unlicensed firearm was confiscated following the arrest of six suspects who were allegedly involved in an armed robbery in Kleinzee. Picture: Supplied

Six suspects who were allegedly involved in the armed robbery of a shop owner in Kleinzee were arrested.

SIX SUSPECTS who were allegedly involved in the armed robbery of a shop owner in Kleinzee in the Namakwa District were arrested, while the stolen items, including an unlicensed firearm, cash, uncut diamonds and jewellery, were recovered.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Captain Sergio Kock said that six men entered the business in Kleinzee on Wednesday and threatened the shop owner and family members with a firearm.

“The suspects tied them up with cable ties and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, uncut diamonds, cellphones, jewellery and a Ford Wildtrak bakkie,” said Kock.

He stated that a team, which included the Springbok K9 unit, Public Order Policing, Vehicle Crime Investigation unit, Komaggas and Kleinzee Visible Policing unit and Detectives, arrested the first suspect about two hours after the incident, while he was travelling in a black Renault on the road between Buffelsrivier and Komaggas.

“They confiscated a firearm, ammunition and clothes from the vehicle.”

Kock added that three men were later arrested in Springbok, while another two men were found hiding in the veld near Buffelsrivier with all the other stolen goods.

“The Ford Wildtrak bakkie was also found abandoned not far from the scene.”

He said the suspects, who are aged between 30 and 55 years old, are set to appear in the Springbok Magistrate’s Court on charges of business robbery, theft of motor vehicle, illegal possession of uncut diamonds and possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Anyone with information regarding the matter is requested to contact Detective Warrant Officer Donald Links on 084 321 0695 or via the MySAPS app.

“Police investigations are continuing. The SAPS will continue to enforce the regulations on the proliferation of firearms during the festive season and beyond. We will continue to tighten our grip on all criminal activities over the festive season,” Kock concluded.

Items that were stolen during an armed robbery in Kleinzee were confiscated following the arrests of six suspects. Picture: Supplied
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