Five alleged suspects got to the end of the road after they invaded a gun shop in Eastern Cape.
The South Africa Hawks have arrested five men linked to a gun shop armed robbery.
An intelligence driven operation by the Hawks, Crime Intelligence and TRT has led to the arrest of five suspects aged between 25 and 45 on Tuesday after they were found in possession of ten (10) unlicensed handguns that were reportedly stolen during an armed robbery at a gun shop in the Eastern Cape last week.
It is alleged that on Thursday 18 October 2018 an unknown number of armed suspects entered a gun shop in Port Alfred under the pretext that they were customers, they then threatened the shop keepers, tied them up, before making off with various firearms and ammunition from the safe.
The Hawks swiftly commenced with investigations and on 2018-10-23 information about a suspect allegedly in possession of illegal firearms was followed up in a Zwide, near Port Elizabeth. Five suspects were rounded up at different addresses and the firearms were confiscated.
The group is expected to appear at the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Friday to face charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.
In a similar development last week, bogus cops robbed a store and looted cash, but are still at large.
However, the Police are still looking for the men who robbed a jewellery shop on Monday, 15 October 2018 at about 17:20, at I’langa Mall in Nelspruit.
Information at police disposal revealed that two men who were wearing police uniform entered the shop and approached a security guard who was on duty. The guard became suspicious about the duo and suddenly, a group of armed men emerged and held the staff at gunpoint. They then robbed the store of jewellery and an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene in a white Ford Ranger