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Two men get seven years for armed robbery at Upington petrol station

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The accused were found guilty of robbing a cashier at gunpoint and sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment.

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TWO MEN who were convicted of an armed robbery at a petrol station were each sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment by the Upington Regional Court on May 31.

SAPS Upington spokesperson Sergeant Omphile Masegela said that the two accused – Kamogelo Prusent, 20, and Ronald Andreas, 25 – were found guilty of robbing a cashier at gunpoint.

“It was reported that three men arrived at a filling station during the night of July 30, 2019 and robbed the cashier who was on duty at gunpoint. They took cash out of the till and a cellphone belonging to the female cashier. The three were identified through CCTV footage and were later arrested.”

Masegela added that the case against the third accused was still pending further investigation.

The acting station commander of Upington, Colonel Martin Christians, commended the investigating officer, Constable Bahedile Nkwadipo, for a job well done.

Constable Nkwadipo. Picture: Supplied