Eastern Cape: : Immediate response by the members of Bethelsdorp police station to a complaint of business robbery resulted in the arrest of a 18 year old suspect and the recovery of a firearm with ammunition.
It is alleged that on Wednesday, 09 May 2018 at about 09:45, the complainant was in the shop in Nortjie Street, Bethelsdorp when three suspects came to the shop, one suspect pointed a firearm at the complainant and demanded money. The complainant managed to close the garage door which is behind the burglar bars and one shot was fired by one of the suspects. As the doors were busy closing, the complainant called the police emergency number, 10111.
Members working in the area responded within minutes. They obtained a description of the suspects and immediately launched a search in the area. The members noticed a suspect who fitted the description and immediately chased after the suspect on foot and managed to arrest him. Upon searching the suspect, police confiscated a firearm with ammunition.
The suspect will be detained on charges of business robbery and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. No one was injured during the business robbery.
The Acting Cluster Commander for Mount Road, Brigadier Andrew Louw commended the members vigilance and crime fighting efforts of the members. Actions such as this shows that our members are committed to rendering a service to the community of Bethelsdorp. Trio Crimes Back2Basics Crime Must Fall